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Globalization
The Iceberg Cometh

It’s a new convergence of the twain: The iceberg of anti-globalism approaches the ship of Western democracy.

Thrillers
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The Way We Live Now

George Walden’s “Tony Underwood” trilogy reveals truths only fiction can tell.

2017
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A New American Foreign Policy?

President Trump could upend the role the U.S. has played in international affairs since World War II.

Superpower
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Foreign Policy as Social Work 2.0

Just how doomed were U.S. attempts at nation-building after the Cold War?

Economic History
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The End of a Dream?

America’s great age of growth is over and discontentment drives our politics. Yet there’s hope of modest economic advances, if only we clear the way.

The Fractured Future
America in a New World

The post-Cold War era is over. The U.S. finds itself in a new phase of security competition—one that will pose a unique challenge when it comes to coalition management.

The Obama Doctrine: Responses
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A Close Reading

If history is to continue to bend in the direction President Obama favors, it will need ongoing assistance from the United States.

Culture in America
The Meaning of the Super Bowl

In the age of drones, football is war between individual men.

Reviews
Euromess

The architects of the Eurozone privileged aspirational politics over economic realities. Reality is now playing trump.

The Iran Deal
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It’s the Deterrence, Stupid

The President says this is the best deal available. He’s right; it’s the best deal he could get—absent a credible threat to use force.

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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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