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Identity Politics, Left and Right

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?
Austria Holds Back Populist Tide (For Now)

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess
The Paradox of Renzi’s Referendum Defeat

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles
Putin Panic Triggers Pentagon Spending Spree

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents
Reminder: The Electoral College Isn’t Going Away

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.

Consequences
Turks “Hate” and “Are Disgusted” by Syrian Refugees

Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

The Path to Mt. Rushmore?
Trump’s Third Ring of Suburbs

An earlier essay looked at how a policy of boosting domestic energy production could help Donald Trump turn his presidency into a landmark in American political history. This essay looks at an even larger opportunity: revamping the American Dream for millennials and beyond.

The Populist Surge
Italy’s Euroskeptic Scuffle

Italy’s constitutional referendum faces formidable opposition from a diverse collection of Euroskeptics and populists.

Trump’s Foreign Policy
What the Taiwan Call Means

The most important lesson, for both foreign leaders and domestic foreign policy analysts, is that the Obama era in American foreign policy has come to an end.

Forget the Status Quo
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Europe’s Security Dilemma

The presidential election shattered the assumption that the United States would remain committed to European security no matter what. Now Europe has a decision to make.

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illiberalism

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.

Consequences

Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

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