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Walter Russell Mead
Editor-at-large, The American Interest Online.
How do you solve a problem like Korea?
Why Beijing Pussyfoots Around Pyongyang

China and the US retain fundamentally different assumptions about the Kim regime’s vulnerability.

Failure to Assimilate
Europe’s Discontented Turks

Turks in Europe’s most liberal countries overwhelmingly voted for illiberalism in Turkey’s referendum.

Demographic Decline
The Blighting of Europe Proceeds Apace

Southern Europe’s economic woes have sent birthrates plummeting, as one crisis begets another.

Trudeau Take-down
Bill McKibben Calls Out Green Hypocrisy

The environmentalist has no love lost for Canada’s Justin Trudeau.

credit where it's due
Tillerson Comes into His Own

Reports of the Secretary of State’s isolation have been greatly exaggerated.

Data Sometimes Lies
China Fails to Break Its Addiction

…to old-fashioned economic stimulus and real estate.

The Art of the Deal
Reading Trump’s Foreign Policy Shifts

With Russian rapprochement stalled, Trump has embarked on another uphill effort: peeling China away from North Korea.

The Art of the Deal
Trump Plays the Trade Card for Help on North Korea

Trump’s pitch to Xi—concessions on trade for cooperation on North Korea—offers key insights into his worldview.

Now You See It Now You Don't
The Magic Disappearing $100 Billion Climate Fund

This is the house of cards that the last Administration claimed was a big piece of its green legacy.

Libya Afterparty
From Responsibility to Protect to Slave Markets

Desperate African migrants trying to reach Europe are being bought and sold on slave markets in Libya. Thank goodness a Republican President didn’t author this mess, or we’d never hear the end of it.

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Time to unpack the irony.

Aramco IPO

Beijing is ready to invest in Saudi Aramco.

Venezuela seems headed for a boiling point while Maduro doubles down on Chavismo

Keeping Up With Medvedev

Now that Dmitry Medvedev knows beyond a reasonable doubt that he is being attacked, he will ruthlessly clean house when he gets his hands on the throne. And his enemies know he knows who they are.

Game of Thrones

Japan’s rise, and the reactions it provokes in capitals across the Pacific Rim is one of the key dynamics to watch as the Trump Administration gets its own footing in the region.

Higher Education Watch

The California State Auditor has delivered a damning assessment of the management practices at the single largest university system in the United States.

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