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The Re-Pivot to Asia?
The Re-Pivot to Asia?
U.S. Gets More Active in the South China Sea

The U.S. sends a “small armada” to the South China Sea.

The Re-Pivot to Asia?
U.S. Pushes to Revive Naval Coalition With India

So far, no dice.

The Re-Pivot to Asia?
Does Obama Mean What He Says?

As the Obama Administration ratchets up the rhetoric over China’s ambitions in the South China Sea, allies and enemies alike continue to wonder whether the United States really means what it says—or if this is yet another “red line” like the one Assad faced down with ease in Syria.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

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.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

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