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Europe's Rightward Drift
Europe's Rightward Drift
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Poland’s New Majoritarians

Europe’s illiberal democracies have gained a new member, and the world has taken notice.

Europe's Rightward Drift
Angela Merkel Tries to Kill the AfD with Kindness

Even in Germany euroskeptic rhetoric is on the rise. But the Chancellor remains fundamentally pro-European and her rhetoric may be designed to stem, rather than to surf, the tide of popular discontent.

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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.

Recessional

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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