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2015 Watch
2015 Watch
Power Rankings: The Critical States

Here’s the third tier of our global power rankings: those states most likely to have a destabilizing effect on world order in 2015.

2015 Watch
Power Rankings: The Second Tier

The second part of our series on global power in 2015. This time: the aspiring powers, the regional hegemons, the has-beens and the wanna-bes.

2015 Watch
The Seven Great Powers

To kick off 2015, we present our take on who the real “G-7” countries are: the world’s seven great powers, ranked by their ability to shape both their immediate environments and the broader world.

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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.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.

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