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Asian Distrust of U.S. Undermines Obama’s Pivot

Governments are sensing that the United States might not be committed to policing world order as it has since the end of the World War Two.

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Here Comes Iran…

Lebanese sources are telling Reuters that an Iranian buildup of ground troops is underway. Is a coordinated push by Syrian and Iranian ground forces backed by Russian air power in the offing?

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Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

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