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A "New Chapter"
Russia and Egypt are Growing Closer

Meanwhile, U.S.-Egypt ties are treading water, with vital diplomatic posts still unfilled.

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Continental Drift
The Trump Effect in Europe

Interviews with dozens of European opinion leaders reveal how the President is shredding American credibility and alienating allies in Europe.

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Troubled Waters
A South China Sea Change?

As Chinese construction and militarization proceed apace, the United States and its allies are ramping up their activity in the South China Sea.

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Mounting Case
The Alarming Story That Won’t Go Away

Despite all the diminishment, denial, and deflection, the evidence is mounting that Russian interference may have tipped the 2016 election.

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Europe's New Populists
A Government for Ungovernable Italy

After three months of negotiation, false starts, presidential vetoes, and market panics, Italy at last has a new, populist government—and its electorate expects radical change.

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Careless Words
Rights Talk, Redux

Almost three decades after Mary Ann Glendon’s Rights Talk, our political speech problem is worse than ever.

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Sciences Po
R.I.P.
Pierre Hassner, 1933-2018

Polymath and public intellectual, Hassner was a towering figure in international relations.

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A Fight Over Sanctions
The Great Oligarch Whitewash

A strange campaign is afoot to cleanse the reputations of several oligarchs targeted by the latest round of Russia sanctions. Don’t buy into it.

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Petrostate Politics
Do High Oil Prices Mean More International Conflict?

As oil prices reach three-year highs, history tells us that we should expect more interstate aggression.

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The Way of the Gun
American Crazy

Thoughts on Santa Fe, Texas, and a classic film noir for these times.

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