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Elections 2016
Elections 2016
What’s Really Going on in Iran

“Reformer” and “moderate” are less clear-cut categories than you thinkā€”and then there’s the IRGC.

Elections 2016
Ghost of Iraq Still Haunts the GOP

Trump has reopened a painful wound in the GOP.

Elections 2016
Kurds to Hold Independence Referendum

Possible scramble to get referendum done before next POTUS elected.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
WRM in the WSJ

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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