Essays
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.

Bundesarchiv, Bild
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.

Philipp Foltz, Pericles’ Funeral Oration
The Crisis of Liberalism
Against Democratic Defeatism

David Stasavage’s new global history of democracy argues that it is neither a Western invention nor as fragile as today’s cynics think.

Techlash
What Big Tech Can Learn from the Comic Book Industry

Calls are growing on both left and right for government to rein in Big Tech. There is a better way—drawn from, of all things, the comic book industry.

The Revolution in Belarus
No Country for Simple Solutions

Getting Belarus on track will be difficult. But it must be tried.

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