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James S. Henry
Russia & The West
The Curious World of Donald Trump’s Private Russian Connections

Did the American people really know they were putting such a “well-connected” guy in the White House?

Big Bills
Come on in, the Party’s Nearly Over

Years too late, the former U.S. Treasury Secretary and the ECB finally agree that “Big Bills” are a problem.

The Lord's Work
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Let’s Make the Vatican Bank a Bank

Pope Francis has a bank and wants to help the poor. The poor need low-cost banking services. It’s a match made in Heaven.

Political Economy & The State
Big Bills

How Western central bankers and Treasury Secretaries cater to illicit drug syndicates, money-launderers, racketeers, and kleptocrats.

The Russian Money-Go-Round
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Ukraine’s Debt And Putin’s Upper Hand

Follow the money. It shows the way that European financial institutions see their interests regarding Russia and Ukraine.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
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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