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New World Disorder
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The Dangerous Idiocy of Global Leadership

The first obligation of leadership is to one’s own people. The international elite have forgotten that, and end up serving no one but themselves.

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It’s Kim Jong-un’s World; We’re Just Living In It

We don’t live in the world the “liberal internationalists” have imagined exists; we live in a world where, more and more, the law of the jungle applies.

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Erupting Nationalisms

If people define a nation as real, it is real in its consequences.

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Barack Obama and the Breaking of the UN

After years of the Syrian civil war, the UN is foundering, and putting the President’s foreign policy legacy at risk.

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The Middle East as It Will Be

We are in the early or, at best, early-middle stages of a vicious cycle of violence.

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East Asia 2015 Is Not Europe 1914

Why everyone’s favorite analogy for today’s unsettled times—the year 1914—doesn’t pass the smell test.

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The World Is Not Flat

Failed American policies have helped create the global refugee crisis, which sees migrants drowning in the hulls of boats bound for Europe.

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Binding the Bear

A strategy for helping Russia regain a sense of limits.

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Russia Threatens SWIFT

The task of maintaining a peaceful, liberal world order is getting harder and more complicated.

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Vladimir Putin Is Not Impressed

A U.S. delegation will head to Moscow to deal with Russia’s violation of a landmark 1987 anti-missile treaty. Putin only understands power, and Russia’s nuclear arsenal is one of his largest instrument of power, so he is probably less concerned with some investigatory delegation than self-congratulatory Western leaders hope.

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Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

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