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Unrest in North Africa
Algeria’s False Spring?

Bouteflika’s resignation in Algeria is more the result of internal factional strife than people power. To understand why—and to see what may come next—it helps to look at some history.

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Israeli Elections
The Future of Bibi Netanyahu

Bibi is set for another term as Israel’s Prime Minister—and indictments are unlikely to cut it short.

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Desperate Refugees or Desperate Debtors?
Why the Latest Border Surge Is Bad News for Democrats

Trump’s hyperbole on the border has boomeranged against him, but Democrats should not accept opening the southern border to anyone who asks for asylum. That’s not even good for immigrants.

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Class Coalition
The Return of William McKinley’s Republican Party

Republicans are struggling with the question: What kind of party do we want to be? They might look to William McKinley for guidance.

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Balance of Power
The Taiwan Relations Act at 40: It’s Time to Deepen Ties

The geostrategic rationale for keeping Taiwan at arms’ length no longer applies. We need to revisit the TRA not just in terms of security, but across economics, politics, and society as well.

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Secular Religion
Finding Faith and Losing Religion in Flyover Country

Meghan O’Gieblyn’s new essay collection cuts to the heart of America’s cultural divide—and reveals the ties that bind secular progressives and fundamentalist Christians alike.

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Crony Capitalism
Misdiagnosing the Chinese Infrastructure Push

China’s Belt and Road Initiative does not pose a military or strategic threat to the West so much as an economic one.

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What Once Was
Nathan Glazer—Merit Before Meritocracy

The perambulating path of this son of humble Jewish immigrants into America’s intellectual and political elites points to how much we have overcome—and lost—over the past century.

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NATO at 70
Handling the Transatlantic Stress Test: A Conversation with Lithuania’s Foreign Minister

As NATO ministers gather in Washington, Lithuania’s top diplomat describes a “stress test of Transatlantic unity.”

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Brexit Watch
The French Connection in Europe’s Elections

Macron’s recent address to the “citizens of Europe” captures the high stakes of this European election season—when first-order questions about Brexit and the EU project loom over all.

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