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Xi’s Purges Face Popular Backlash

Even if they had proven popular, the purges were a high-risk proposition from the start.

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EU Free-Rides on NATO, Russia’s Heart Belongs to Vladdy

A new survey by Pew shows that Vladimir Putin has little to fear from public opinion, both in Russia and in Europe.

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The “Nones” and the “Buts”

The use of the category of “Nones” in surveys pertaining to religion should be replaced with “Buts”—that is a category for those who will say something like “I am Catholic, but…” The results of such surveys would be much more enlightening.

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Ukrainians Want to Stay Together

Ukrainians do not want Ukraine to be partitioned, and almost two thirds of the population find a neutral stance between Russia and the EU at least tolerable. Western policymakers most keen on making the crisis with Russia just go away should study these numbers closely.

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Crimeans Love Russia, and Eastern Ukrainians Worry About The Upcoming Elections

Pew’s latest survey has a lot of good data on Ukraine. Here are two troubling data points that jumped out at us.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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