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Strategy & Policy
Strategy & Policy
The Global Vote of No Confidence in Pax Americana

Defense spending is up around the world. It’s a sign that the most successful strategy of modern times is unraveling.

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The Open Ukrainian Society and Its Enemies

Before the West can develop a Ukraine policy, it must have a Ukraine strategy. Achieving what we want and need in Ukraine, thwarting Russia’s revisionist program and resuming progress toward a safer and more democratic world system, will take not just a concerted effort, but also a smart one.

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Europe’s Moment of Blinding Strategic Clarity

European leaders are finally beginning to admit to themselves that Putin’s goal is to decompose NATO and alter Europe’s normative framework. But will they do anything about it?

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A Weinberger Doctrine for Crisis Management

The United States cannot pursue a strategic foreign policy if each new crisis prompts it to rebalance to one flashpoint or another. It needs to identify a set of stable priorities, which is difficult if not impossible when one is in permanent crisis-management mode.

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A Conversation with Robert Kagan

During the recent conference on democracy promotion put together by The American Interest and Freedom House, Walter Russell Mead sat down with Robert Kagan to discuss grand strategy in the age of Obama. Below is a lightly edited transcript of their conversation.

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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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