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Duterte and Putin Reject ICC

Russia and the Philippines’ rejection of the International Criminal Court showcase the weaknesses of the court and the international liberal order it supposedly represents.

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Obama’s Humanitarian Report Card Looking Grim

UN reports unprecedented global migration crisis—with Syria and Iraq leading the way.

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Turkish President at UN: Sisi Is a Butcher, Illegitimate

The ugly political spat highlights a deep strategic divide.

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Time for "Offshore Balancing" in the Middle East?

Francis Fukuyama and Karl Eikenberry make the case for learning from Britain’s historic example in Europe and pursuing a similar “offshore balancing” strategy in the Middle East.

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The Terrorists Didn't Take a Holiday

The weekend report on that global war Obama said was over: more terror attacks in the Middle East and Africa.

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Is Obama Rethinking His "Trust the Mullahs" Strategy?

Increased sanctions on Iran may indicate that the White House is having second thoughts on its potential grand bargain with the regime.

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FBI Investigating Russian Cyber Attacks on US Banks

An FBI probe is investigating whether recent cyber attacks on the biggest U.S. financial institutions by Russian hackers may be state-sponsored. The new world disorder is getting messier by the day.

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1914 Redux? WRM on Great War Parallels to the Present

WRM writes in the World Post that while today isn’t quite 1914, the world is more deeply unsettled, and exhibits more parallels to that fateful year, than one would like.

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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.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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