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The Post-American Middle East
The Post-American Middle East
Weak US Policy Makes Life Harder for Middle East Liberals

Examples of harsh domestic practices around the Middle East, like the 1000 lashes Saudi Arabia is giving to a liberal blogger, are in part a consequence of the current weak U.S. policy in the region.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

The Philippine pivot to China is just the latest consequence of Obama’s feckless foreign policy.


America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

Follow the Money

Why hasn’t the increase in K-12 investment translated into better student outcomes?

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