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Make America’s Allies Great Again

Trump should learn from the Obama Administration’s mistakes and bet on the friends we already have.

2017
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Religion, Class, and the Evangelical Vote

A hypothesis: Evangelicals who voted for Trump fall into two groups—those who are primarily motivated by the moral positions of their faith, and those who bitterly resent the contempt shown them by elites.

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The Birth of a Disunited States of America?

Verteran “U.S. watchers” in China received a rude awakening to a divided America on the morning of November 9.

2017
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Trump: A World Deconstructed?

If the 45th President makes good on his campaign promises, the 46th President will be the one called upon to “make America great again.”

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Trump’s Middle East Muddle

The Middle East would present a daunting challenge to any incoming President, and Trump has only a limited knowledge of international affairs.

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A New American Foreign Policy?

President Trump could upend the role the U.S. has played in international affairs since World War II.

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Trump and the World

The institutional and principled foreign policy of postwar United States will be replaced by a transactional approach. It is an unstable basis for world order.

2017
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To An Anxious Friend…

Why should history spare our generation, and our children’s, our own distinctive tribulations?

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Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

The Vapors

The inability of U.S. diplomats to explain Trump and his worldview to their foreign interlocutors is likely to be a more serious problem for American foreign policy than any early flubs by the President-elect.

The North American Energy Boom

Our southern neighbor is benefiting from the shale boom, too.

Cyber Insecurity

A massive cyber attack on Saudi Arabia could bring serious geopolitical blowback.

confirmation bias

The anti-Trump establishment falls prey to conspiracy theorizing and paranoia.

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