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Sweet Nothings
Sweet Nothings
Obama's Smart Diplomacy

While the Russian Duma authorized President Putin’s request for permission to use military force in Ukraine, President Obama tried nailing jello to a wall, lecturing Putin on the importance of international law during a 90-minute phone call.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

Follow the Money

Why hasn’t the increase in K-12 investment translated into better student outcomes?

Crude Economics

US oil companies are in much better shape than the cartel seems to think.

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