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From Bad to Worse
From Bad to Worse
Brazil’s Economic Nightmare

The experiment in leftwing rule in Brazil began reasonably well under Lula, but it appears to be ending in tears.

From Bad to Worse
Congress Party Reputation Taking a Beating in Delhi

To see Delhi’s Chief Minister being beaten up by the city’s own police force is a bizarre sight indeed. Even though Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of India’s upstart Aam Adami Party (AAP), is now in office, he has been sleeping on the streets for the past few days along with hundreds of his supporters, demanding police reforms.

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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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