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The Mess in Syria
The Mess in Syria
Russia Gains Ground in Syria, U.N.

As Russia makes gains on the ground in Syria, the U.S. gives ground at the U.N. Security Council

The Mess in Syria
Narcissist in Chief?

The failure in Syria is driving former Obama appointees to express their dissent publicly, while current and former officials leak even more criticism anonymously.

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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.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

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