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Restocking the Toolkit

Proposals for beefing up the non-kinetic side of U.S. statecraft.

Shale Storm

Poland's vast, untapped reserves of shale gas can transform global energy markets and European-Russian relations.

Hope and Change, Czech Style

A conversation with Pavel Bratinka on the legacy of 20th-century totalitarianism in the Czech Republic.

Declinism’s Fifth Wave

Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum's That Used to Be Us fights the latest upsurge of American declinism to a draw.

Essaying Epstein

American master essayist Joseph Epstein adds Gossip to his literary quiver.

The Restoration Doctrine

An American foreign policy doctrine for the nonpolar moment.

Backsliding in Budapest

Hungarian democracy is in retreat; even the U.S. State Department has begun to notice.

This Winter in Warsaw

Poland finds itself on its own more than ever–and liking it.

Sky King

Martin van Creveld's The Age of Airpower flies high, but off-course.

Elvis Lives!

A new five-disc set of the King's recordings begs the question: Was he really all that good?

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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