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The Beautiful Game
The Beautiful Game
Soccer Is Politics

Why Egypt’s repressive regime considers soccer fans one of its biggest threats.

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FIFA, the United States, and Global Order

The FIFA indictments tell us something about the way in which the United States exerts its power on the global stage, and how that power is experienced by the rest of the world, particularly by many countries outside the West.

The Beautiful Game
Punting for Political Points: Argentina and the World Cup

Argentina isn’t the only country using free-viewing of the World Cup as a way to soften people’s political disgust.

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

Infowar

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.

Recessional

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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