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You Can't Go Home Again
Russia’s Rich Exiles Are Gone For Good

As the election looms, the Kremlin is peddling a narrative that its exiled businessmen are begging to bring their money home. Don’t believe the hype.

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Asian Futures
Limiting Chinese Aggression: A Strategy of Counter-Pressure

Five strategic fallacies are causing us to overlook a range of options for deterring Beijing.

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European Expansion
The EU Embrace

The excitement over EU enlargement has faded, but the benefits of Europe’s institutions already extend past its borders.

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higher education
In Defense of Adjuncts

How older part-time professors, seasoned by real-world experience, are helping to revitalize American universities.

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Blindspots
The Dangers of Democratic Determinism

Why neoconservatives, liberal internationalists, and democracy activists are misreading the present moment.

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Culture in America
The Meaning of the Super Bowl

In the age of drones, football is war between individual men.

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Political Decay
Kenya’s Democratic Drift

With the opposition leader declaring himself “People’s President” and the authorities clamping down, Kenya’s already troubled democracy is poised for a serious stress test.

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Middle East Aflame
The U.S. and Turkey: Past the Point of No Return?

With Ankara and Washington on a collision course in northern Syria, both sides will have to rethink their priorities if they want to salvage an increasingly hollow alliance.

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Pressuring Putin
How to Make Russia Sanctions Bite

The release of an “oligarch report” this week should be just the beginning.

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A View from Germany
The Dresden Diaries

Populist impressions from the heart of old-new Europe.

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