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Unraveling ISIS’s Web Presence

The U.S. is finally going after the Islamic State online.

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War of the Peace Talks

European leaders have been signalling that they will take any face-saving opportunity to wind down sanctions. But the failure of the most recent round of talks between Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany demonstrates that the Kremlin isn’t all that interested.

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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.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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