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2017
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Trump and the World

The institutional and principled foreign policy of postwar United States will be replaced by a transactional approach. It is an unstable basis for world order.

The Obama Doctrine: Responses
Less Mr. Spock, More Captain Kirk

President Obama’s cool logic was often a poor fit for a hot, messy world.

Europe’s Five Deficits

Last week’s European Summit in Brussels has become a pale afterthought in record time. The reasons are threefold. First, the summit has been overshadowed by other events, not least in Egypt, but also those surrounding the Snowden affair. Second, expectations were low to being with, since the summit preceded politically pregnant elections in Germany this […]

A View from Europe

Barack Obama’s sweeping triumph in the presidential elections, including in critical battleground states, prompted a sigh of relief in numerous quarters and most capitals of Europe, where Obama, despite his emphatic orientation away from Europe, is seen as representing more closely the ethos and Weltanschauung of the old continent. In his victory speech, which described […]

My Impressions of Judge Garzón

Two weeks after the ruling of the Spanish Supreme Court that convicted Baltasar Garzón and led to his disbarment as a magistrate, the media is close to unanimous in portraying the case as a Francoist assault on the democratic institutions in Spain and the revenge of malicious peers, envious of Garzón’s international standing.   In […]

The Euromess: A Letter from Madrid

A former EU parliamentarian and Spanish foreign minister sums up Europe's woes.

Decision Time

The European project is a global blueprint for social change, environmental protection and supranational governance. Yet nobody talks about Europe in such glowing terms today. Why has the shine come off the apple?

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WRM Elsewhere

“Brzezinski’s ability to package his depth of insight and breadth of vision into a form that worked in the Washington policy process, and was influential, is really an outstanding accomplishment.”

At Home

A reminder that under the strain of war and political polarization, the United States is slowly becoming an uglier and more dangerous place.

retirement crisis

Young Americans expect to lean more heavily on Social Security when they retire. But the system is underfunded.

Hail Shale

Give shale the credit it’s due this holiday weekend.

Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.

RIP

We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

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