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Josef Joffe on Trump’s Foreign Policy

Our own Josef Joffe takes stock of the President-elect’s recent interviews and the likely implications of Trumpist policy on Europe and the world.

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What’s Next for the GOP?

Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

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Francis Fukuyama: ISIS Will Not Establish Viable State

TAI’s chairman says neither Russia nor ISIS have established forms of social organization that can compete with liberal democracy in the long run.

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At Harvard, Feelings Trump Knowledge

Harvard’s decision to dump the title “master” for faculty heads of residential colleges rests on ignorant folk etymology.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

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.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

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