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How the US Could Sink Paris Climate Talks

Republican Senators could shove a dagger in the heart of climate talks by withholding money from a global climate fund.

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China's South American Headache

They both resent American power, and they both have Marxist roots. But can China and the Latin American lefties play nice? Negotiations may be bumpier than expected.

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The Health Care Prices the AMA Didn't Want You to See

Next week the Obama Administration will release data on reimbursement rates for Medicare doctors. It’s a good start, but there are many more price transparency battles to be won.

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Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


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.

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