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Lessons from Across the Pond
The Anatomy of a Homeownership Crisis

Proponents of repealing the home mortgage interest deduction often cite the United Kingdom as precedent. But the UK doesn’t have a happy story to tell.

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The State of State
Curing USAID

We need USAID to reclaim its original mission and stop trying to do everything at once. Better for the bureaucracy, and better for those it’s trying to help.

The Open Society and Its Enemies
China’s Influence Game Down Under

China’s sophisticated infiltration of Australian politics is a troubling example of how authoritarian states can subvert open societies. The United States should heed the lesson.

Schlesinger’s Vital Center

It was not “the so-called ‘middle of the road’ preferred by cautious politicians.”

Active Measures
Russia’s Brexit Subversion

A new wave of revelations strongly suggests that Russia interfered in last year’s Brexit referendum. Why is the UK government staying silent?

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Trouble in the Kingdom
The 1,002nd Arabian Night?

Mohammed bin Salman’s coup from above may have an even more profound impact on the region than the rise of ISIS.

Terrible Talent
Studying Stalin

Unpacking the Great Terror, the Holodomor, and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. (A transcript from our podcast.)

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Troubled Waters
Nile Dynamics

The grand new dam on the Nile pits the downstream countries against the upstream. Will conflict ensue?

Feeding Frenzy
Honor and Compromise, and Getting History Right

How the media’s attacks on John F. Kelly’s Civil War comments missed the mark by a mile.

Too Little Too Late?
Social Media’s Half-Measures

Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified last week about Russian meddling in U.S. elections. Their proposed remedies don’t go nearly far enough.

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