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Falling BRICS
Falling BRICS
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BRICS, RIP

Goldman Sachs—whose 2001 report coined the term and set off more than a decade of feverish speculation about the decline of Western economic dominance—has dropped its BRICS portfolio.

Falling BRICS
China Selling U.S. Treasurys

Increased sales of U.S. debt by central banks are a sign of weakness in emerging markets.

Falling BRICS
Unease in Brazil as Recession Bites

Brazil has officially entered a recession, and its people are nervous about the currency. With China’s troubles perhaps just beginning, the future is not looking too bright.

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WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.

Infowar

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.

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.

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