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Neil Barnett
Kleptocracy Watch
Dirty Foreign Money’s Existential Threat to Democracy

Cultivating corrupt political proxies in order to sow chaos in the West is a game as old as the Comintern itself. But a set of technological, social, political, and above all financial innovations have made the old playbook much more effective.

A World Transformed
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The Populist Threat to a Precarious Peace

The countries of Central and Eastern Europe face the starkest challenges to stability in the wake of the election of Donald Trump.

After Brexit
The UK Returns

Brexit was supposed to herald Britain’s retreat from a global security role. Precisely the opposite is more likely to be true.

Money & Politics
Who Funded Brexit?

Meet Arron Banks, the previously little-known insurance entrepreneur who bankrolled Leave.EU and might be set to take over UKIP.

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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.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

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