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Keeping Up With the Purges
Keeping Up With the Purges
Beijing Cracks Down on Communist Youth League

Xi is shaking up China’s political institutions all the way down to the basic building blocks of Party rule.

Keeping Up With the Purges
Xi Purges Chinese Intelligence Community

Xi may be safe, but his efforts to shake things up and instill order in the Party are cause for plenty of concern.

Keeping Up With the Purges
China’s Disappearing Billionaires

These disappearances mark an emerging new trend in President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive: more attention on China’s private sector.

Keeping Up With the Purges
Top Party Officials Nabbed by Xi’s Purge

Chinese businessmen, journalists, and politicians not confident that they’re in Xi’s good graces are living in at least vague fear of Party expulsion or arrest.

Keeping Up With the Purges
Communist Party Expels Newspaper Editor

The corruption campaign is a tool for quashing dissent and consolidating power.

Keeping Up With the Purges
Xi’s Anti-Corruption Commission Nabs Sitting Governor

It’s a notable escalation in the purge.

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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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