Essays
Transition Crisis
Getting from November to January

Wargaming shows that, short of a landslide victory for Joe Biden in the upcoming elections, we may be headed for a severe constitutional crisis. Here are six strategies for averting the worst outcomes.

Hiroshima at 75
A Peek into Our Nuclear Future

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. With the world ever more dangerous, and with rising authoritarian challengers emboldened, a look at what the next 75 years of the Bomb might bring.

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Emotion in American Life
Why We Dislike Shame—and Can’t Get Enough of It

Why shaming is essential in America today—and some suggestions for curbing its excesses.

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Lessons from the Second World War
A Reply to President Putin

The European Parliament and President Putin are distorting the lessons of World War II. But their debate spotlights questions about the future of world order in the 2020s.

Five Eyes vs. 5G
Why Huawei Lost Its Quest for World Domination

Beijing tripped on its ambitions for Huawei for the same reason it has consistently failed in global influence games—it did not have the patience to pursue a long-term, soft-power approach.

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Taxation Without Bowdlerization
How to Tame TikTok

Banning the app, as Mike Pompeo has proposed, would be heavy-handed and ineffective. There’s a better approach.

Transatlantic Tribulations
Don’t Leave the Balkans to Europe

For all its bungling and missteps, the Trump Administration’s decision to pay attention to the Kosovo-Serbia dispute is a step in the right direction.

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Little Green Men
Should the West Be Worried About Belarus?

If Lukashenka stumbles badly in August, a Russian move to absorb Belarus cannot be ruled out.

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Memo to POTUS
Five Global Health Priorities for the Next President

U.S. leadership is essential to global health, and vice versa. Here are five policy priorities to re-establish it—for whoever is President come Inauguration Day.

American Overhaul
Remaking Politics, Rebuilding Government

For too long, Americans have put up with dysfunctional government, hyperpartisanship, and mediocre results. Here’s how we can build a government for all Americans.

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