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BRIC Bust?

The very structural characteristics that launched the economic successes of Brazil, Russia, India, and China are now holding them back.

Republican Prudence

Four basic principles defined the Founders’ foreign policy. We need to re-learn them.

Conservative Internationalism

The old foreign policy “schools” debate is exhausted. We need a new synthesis.

Progressive Pragmatism

The Obama Administration represents the dawn of a new and superior conception of American foreign policy.

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On the Ragged Edge

Working abroad for the U.S. government in the darkest corners of human depravity can make a person very unwell.

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Gendered Orientalism

Lila Abu-Lughod claims that the supposedly oppressed women of the Muslim world don’t need the help of the enlightened West. Turns out, she’s right.

The Eclectic Brilliance of Edmund Phelps

A 2006 Nobel laureate in economics reaches across disciplines to explore the nature of innovation.

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A lot of journalists love to hate Rupert Murdoch. One too many, perhaps?

America Self-Contained? A Symposium
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Leadership as a Last Resort

The United States has been punching well below its weight for five years, and that’s got to stop.

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Obama’s Day Isn’t Done

The President has good foreign policy instincts, but he needs to listen to the voices of experience both inside and outside his Administration.

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Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

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