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The Eternal Return
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Why Talking to Putin Won’t Work

It’s a pity that every incoming U.S. administration seems to need to relearn this lesson.

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Free the Spectrum!

Anti-competitive spectrum regulation squelches innovation and impedes progress. Government should get out of the way.

The Middle East
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The Qatar Crisis in Context

The historical record shows that U.S. foreign policy would be well served by resisting the temptation to take sides.

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Flattened: Disintermediation Goes Global

The unpredictability of the current global system goes all the way up, and all the way down.

The Insecurity of the West
Losing the Nation-State

The liberal international order cannot survive the unraveling of strong national communities that are the baseline of democratic government.

Obamacare Repeal
The Smallness of the Health Debate and the Failure of Elite Imagination

The parties are locked into a zero-sum fight over resources that leaves the underlying deformity of our system unaddressed.

Peter Berger, RIP

Remembering the man: scholar, husband, parent, colleague, and friend.

Russia, the Last Colonial Empire

Russia should be counted among the European colonial empires—and as the only one left standing. That’s the key to comprehending its future.

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Who Are These Russian Bankers?

As Jared Kushner lawyers up, keep in mind that one of his meetings reportedly under investigation was effectively with Putin’s own banker.

Net Assessment
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All That Africa Could Be

A U.S. recommitment to Africa would profit all involved, so long as policymakers settle in for the long haul and take their cues from Alexander Hamilton.

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Duda Blinks

Is this a tactical feint, or a principled objection to the laws passed by the legislature?

Fault Lines

The situation in Cyprus has lately tracked closely with Turkey’s attitude to the West. As relations deteriorate, watch things get uglier.

right-wing PC

As a minority, and a minority that historically has often been unpopular, Jews have a structural interest in the protection of minority rights.

Petrostates in Peril

Economic growth is predictably sluggish for petrostates.

American Balkanization

Pew data point to one of the core ironies of liberal politics today.

Rage Against the Machine

The Palestinians want international sympathy. But rioting over metal detectors after a terrorist attack seems more likely to draw international contempt.

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