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Russia and Ukraine
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Russia’s Imperial Amnesia

Why the Russo-Ukrainian War will probably drag on for a generation.

Let's Make a Deal
A Brexit Game of Chicken

The negotiations between the UK and the EU are as good as rigged to blow up. And if they do, the EU would be the bigger loser.

What Macron Means
The Youth Vote and the Future of Europe

The EU is at risk of creating a new lost generation—adrift without purpose, apathetic, without vision, and ripe for firebrand politicians to mobilize them.

Bannon Falling
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Pumphrett and the Promulgation of Piffle

Volume seven of The Pumphrett Papers.

Postcards from Paris
Election Eve

Last-minute surprises notwithstanding, the chances of a Brexit- or Trump-style surprise in France tomorrow seem remote.

Back of the Class
Carter Gets a D

And that’s with the benefit of substantial grade inflation.

Politics and Pulpits
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Unmuzzling the Pastors

Donald Trump has started to make good on his grandstanding about the Johnson Amendment, which restricts non-profits’ free speech. It does need fixing, but only in the form of one strategic tweak.

Return of the Nation-State
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Transatlantic Ties in a Populist Era

The European Union must rebalance in favor of that unfashionable but sturdy institution, the nation-state. U.S. diplomacy should assist.

Chalk Un Up
The President’s Possibly Shrewd Idea on North Korea

Whether accidentally or on purpose, Trump and his team may have hit on a productive new approach to dealing with the Kim regime.

A Party in Denial
Who Killed the Liberal World Order?

Memo to Obama partisans: look at your own legacy before you cast that first stone.

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Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.


We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

Alliances and Allies

It’s time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President’s worldview on its own terms.

Minya Attack

28 Copts killed in point-blank attack on pilgrims.

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