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Phony Philanthropy
Change You Can’t Believe In

A new book argues that our technocratic elite have succumbed to a “new faith” that promises worldly utopia but instead perpetuates injustice. Perhaps they might take lessons from an older one.

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Values and Interests
China Cracks Down in Xinjiang

Beijing’s intensifying campaign of repression against the Uighurs carries important implications for U.S. interests in Asia.

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With Friends Like These
Why Pakistan Won’t Cooperate

Recent overtures notwithstanding, the Trump Administration should have no illusions that Pakistan will help advance its goals in combatting terror or ending the Afghan war. 

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A Man in Full
The Right Stuff, and Other Stuff

Tom Wolfe contained multitudes, too—some of them, at least, lasting contributions to American literature.

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Trumped Up
How Not to Make Palestine Great Again

Abbas has cut a Trumpian political figure since long before the presidency was a twinkle in The Donald’s eye.

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Keeping America's Edge
Overcoming the China Challenge

A plan for maintaining and extending America’s edge in innovation and technology.

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A Centennial Celebration
Leonard Bernstein’s Multitudes

On the hundredth anniversary of his birth, Leonard Bernstein’s artistic legacy is as rich and impossible to circumscribe as ever.

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Skripal Poisoning
The Spies Who Came in from the Cold

The two men accused of poisoning Sergey Skripal are ready for their close-up.

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Middle East Strategy
Afghanistan: Peace Prospects at the Abyss

Seventeen years in, the war in Afghanistan presents a credible threat of disaster for all parties involved—or a settlement that could end the fighting on terms we can accept.

Back Down or Crack Down?
Putin’s Fraying Mandate

Rigged elections and brutal crackdowns cannot disguise the public’s falling trust in the Kremlin.

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