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Hip Van Winkle Goes to Woodstock

An improbable tale of youth, age, and cultural change in the Catskills, with apologies to Washington Irving.

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(Wikipedia Commons)
Forests and Fatwas
Islam, Terrorism, and Environmental Jihad

The Islamic world is currently engaged in a debate over climate change: not about whether it’s happening, but about whether militants or reformists are best equipped to stop it.

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(Wikipedia Commons)
Our Nationalist Moment
National Conservatism: A Guide for the Perplexed

An attempt to put conservatism on firmer intellectual footing in the Age of Trump has led to some strange—and shaky—alliances.

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flickr, via user Coastal Elite
Past Is Prologue?
Witnessing the Tiananmen Massacre

WaPo’s Beijing bureau chief during the Tiananmen massacre looks back on his reporting of the 1989 student-led protests and the Chinese Communist Party crackdown.

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Arrested Monks and lay Tibetans in 2008, Students for a Free Tibet via Wikimedia Commons
Peripheral Vision
Will China’s Next Crisis Be in Tibet?

How the question of the Dalai Lama’s successor could create another hot zone of instability along China’s periphery.

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Wikimedia Commons.
Our Nationalist Moment
Twelve Theses on Nationalism

Nationalism rightly understood means that no nation is an island, and that in the long run the wellbeing of one’s nation cannot be decoupled from the fate of others.

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Crypto-Kleptocracy
Closing Today’s Illicit Finance Loopholes

America has bolted the front door to illicit financial activity but left the back door wide open.

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China's peripheral vision
Xi’s Hong Kong Options—and Ours

Hong Kong can show Xi Jinping that repressing freedom is a no-win proposition.

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Intelligence Failures
The “Deep State” Debate We Deserve (and Probably Won’t Get)

Trump’s bullying of the intelligence community over the Russia investigation is dangerous—and the Democrats need to look beyond Mueller. Because Putin (and others) aren’t going to stop now.

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Political Psychology
Of Killers and Conspiracies

How the paranoid fringe has gone mainstream.

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