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Asia Leads the World’s Rising Defense Spending

It’s not exactly the most auspicious sign for future peace, and it raises important questions about how sustainable the considerable American military advantage is.

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$600 Billion Ain't What It Used to Be

According to newer and more accurate metrics than the ones still traditionally employed, the U.S. does not have as great an edge on China in terms of defense spending as most people think.

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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