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Religion & Other Curiosities
Holy Cows, Blasphemy, and Monotheism

Comparing and contrasting different cases of “religionization” or “desecularization” yields striking parallels.

Religion and Modernity
The Canonization of Mother Teresa

For most religious people today modernity and religion relate to each other not as either/or but as both/and.

Middle East Strategy
With “Friends” Like Iran…

The United States must choose between embracing Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, or bolstering its alliance with a gradually reforming Saudi Arabia.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Can Atheists Be Good People?

Yes. Understanding why this is true sheds light on one important formula of peace in a pluralist society.

New World Disorder
Erupting Nationalisms

If people define a nation as real, it is real in its consequences.

Order and Progress
Olympic Games—Sacred and Profane

Are the Olympic Games a kind of international quasi-religion?

The Next President
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Is Religious Freedom in the National Interest?

One would think so if one looks at its place in official Washington.

Money & Politics
Who Funded Brexit?

Meet Arron Banks, the previously little-known insurance entrepreneur who bankrolled Leave.EU and might be set to take over UKIP.

An Open Letter on Donald Trump’s Vision of US Foreign Policy

The following statement was drafted by Ali Wyne, a security fellow with the Truman National Security Project. All of the signatories have signed in their personal capacities. Those who wish to add their names to this statement should contact Ali at

Tit for Tat for Tit
Kremlin Paranoia Leads to Escalation in Spy War

A well-timed Washington Post bombshell has revealed just how wide the gulf is between Russia and the United States.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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