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A Manufactured “Success” in Paris

The Paris negotiation was always a distraction from the real work of reducing humanity’s planetary footprint.

Discord Proliferates as Paris Heads into Overtime

To the surprise of exactly no one, negotiators in Paris were unable to hammer out a deal by today’s deadline.

No Consensus in Sight Heading into Final Day of Paris Summit

Friday marks the last official day of the Paris climate summit, but expect this one to run into overtime as disagreements abound.

Poll: Support for Climate Agreement Down

Only four of twenty countries polled show that a majority supports a deal: Spain, Canada, the UK and France.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

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.

Rebuilding America

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

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