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Four Traps
Four Traps
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The History Trap

The second installment in a four-part series on the strategy traps that the next President cannot escape. This one deals with the legacy of two wars. Read the first one, “The Simultaneity Trap,” here.

Four Traps
The Simultaneity Trap

The next President can’t help walking into four distinct strategy traps. The first one: The sheer scarcity of time.

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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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