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The Long Game
The Long Game
Why Pakistan Sticks to Its Guns

Communal tensions in India suggest to the military and intelligence elites in Islamabad that the rising power of Islam will eventually lead to the undoing of India.

The Long Game
China Pivots to the Middle East

China is getting assertive in the Middle East. A consequence of U.S. withdrawal?

The Long Game
A Smoking Gun in the Kremlin?

A Russian journal claims to have in its possession a startling strategy document which suggests that the Kremlin has a well-defined strategy to dismember Ukraine. Does the West have a strategy to counter this?

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


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.

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