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A Letter to TAI’s Subscribers and Readers

Dear TAI readers,Due primarily to financing difficulties, The American Interest is taking a hiatus from publishing new material.We are glad that there is considerable demand and readership for our articles going back to our first issue released in August of 2005. The magazine’s website will remain live, with complimentary access to the entire archive during […]

The Infrastructure Vector
How Chinese Corruption Spreads Misery Abroad

Chinese mega-projects, both at home and abroad, are not only a vehicle for corruption. They are a deadly public hazard.

Eurodollars and Kleptocracy
The Financial Infrastructure of Corruption

The parallels between “tax optimization” and “corruption” are so strong because they rely on the same mechanisms to get the job done.

Fighting Kleptocracy
The Laboratories of Financial Secrecy

Every day that goes by more dirty money flows through the United States, but the American people are in control of the tap. If they choose, they can switch it off. 

Israel & The UAE
Promising Liaisons

Isn’t peace—true peace—the surest route to the most enduring security for the Middle East?

Contra Kleptocracy
Getting a Grip on Global Financial Infrastructure

To fight kleptocracy, it’s time to make the privately-run plumbing of the global financial system more accountable to international institutions.

Belarus on the Boil
The Time to Act is Now

The West needs to unambiguously take a stand on Belarus before September 10.

Wikimedia Commons
Revolutionizing the New Global Order
The Godfather Wars

Don Vito Corleone, Don Licio Lucchesi, Hyman Roth, and the coming international realignment.

Fats Navarro, Charlie Parker (Wikimedia Commons)
All That Jazz
Yardbird and Fat Girl

A jazz partnership for the ages, in the space of an evening.

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A Hidden Life
Portrait of an Ordinary Nazi

Daniel Lee’s new book about his surprise discovery of an SS officer’s hidden files gives us a rare look into the lives of the countless bureaucratic enablers who kept the Nazi machine running.

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