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Political Development
Political Development
Tim Bower
Good Government, Bad Government

Fortuitous historical sequencing in political development is one of the keys to good government.

Political Development
Francis Fukuyama Speaks at the New America Foundation

Francis Fukuyama, the chairman of the board at TAI, spoke today at the New America Foundation about his new book, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy. Here’s a recording of the event.

Political Development
Populist Illusions and Pluralist Realities

Efforts at reform that maximize democratic access fail to acknowledge the limits of citizen capacity and interest.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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