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the new world disorder
the new world disorder
Obama’s Humanitarian Report Card Looking Grim

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

the new world disorder
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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Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

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