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How Democracies Die
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Guilty Men

Turkish democracy didn’t die all at once in last week’s referndum; it’s been languishing for years. Why did so many in the West fail to notice?

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Why Pick on Middlebury?

Millions of students graduate from college each year, fretting more about jobs than politics. So why is Middlebury treated as a microcosm of American higher education?

The Future of the EU
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Now It’s France’s Turn

In the upcoming presidential election and run-off, French voters have an unprecedented opportunity to reshape their country’s future.

Supply Side
The Specter Haunting France (and Europe)

France’s election is showing how the big political story across Europe is less the rise of populism than the utter collapse of the Left.

The Middle East
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Taxing Times in Jordan

Under increasing pressure from regional wars and more than a million refugees, Jordan is ratcheting up taxes on ordinary citizens to bridge the budget gap.

democracy
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South Africa Is News Again

The resurgence of democracy in South Africa stirs up memories of the collapse of Apartheid—as seen up close and in person.

Policy Shop
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Immigration Reform: Hard, But Not Impossible

Yes, immigration reform is politically perilous and frightfully complicated. But it can be done right, and it must be done soon.

Russia and the West
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Fake Words

How familiar-sounding words and outmoded habits of mind mislead Russian-Western relations.

Of Moscow Meetings
When Rex Met Sergey

Behind all the talk of tension and impasses, one can see the outlines of Donald Trump’s transactional diplomacy taking shape.

Ethics and Politics
The Sadness of Princes

Angela Merkel finds herself in a Machiavellian dilemma: caught between moral compulsion and the reasons of state.

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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.

Money

It’s vital that we make sure that the great wealth-creating machine is ready for the millennial generation.

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