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Walter Russell Mead
Editor-at-large, The American Interest Online.
EU's Future
Macron Wins the First Round

Will a win for the “radical center” signal anything more than a slow decline of the status quo toward failure?

Blue Boondoggles
Paying for Silicon Valley’s Transit Upgrade

If federalism means anything at all, it means that states and cities should, unless some grave emergency exists, be responsible for their own transit and transportation infrastructure.

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.

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machine politics

Even though Hillary Clinton lost two elections, the Clinton machine is still very much in place.

After the MOAB

Secretary Mattis arrives in Kabul on a surprise visit after the deadliest attack on the Afghan military since the start of the war.

Asia's Game of Thrones

It won’t transform the balance of power overnight, but it may spook the neighbors.

EU's Future

Will a win for the “radical center” signal anything more than a slow decline of the status quo toward failure?

Blue Boondoggles

If federalism means anything at all, it means that states and cities should, unless some grave emergency exists, be responsible for their own transit and transportation infrastructure.

Power Shift

For the first time in more than 130 years, the UK is going a day without burning coal for power.

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