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Understanding Ourselves
Understanding Ourselves
The Paradox of American Democracy Promotion

Two entwined truths go far to define U.S. foreign policy: We must promote democracy; and we certainly will make a hash out of it.

Understanding Ourselves
Pax Anglo-Saxonica

There is a distinctive Anglo-American way of conceptualizing global strategic reality, and it goes far deeper than the abstractions of liberalism.

Understanding Ourselves
The Exit Interview: A Conversation with Andrew Marshall

The creator and 42-year director of the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment plots his next career move.

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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