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The German Elections—Take Two
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Escape to Normality: Germany’s Silver-Lined Election

AfD’s success may help Germany move forward.

The German Elections—Take One
The AfDermath

Populism is alive and well, it seems, in Germany. It’s not clear, however, that policy was the decisive factor for many voters abandoning the two big-tent parties.

Energy & Climate
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Where Big Oil Meets Big Green

Cheap energy and stopping climate change are not mutually exclusive goals.

A Failure to Govern
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The Crisis of Elite Authority in the West

The indolence of our political class lies at the center of the systemic dysfunctions bedeviling Western democracies.

European Disunion
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Catalonia and the Malady of Democracy

Spain’s present troubles are a reflection of the challenges facing liberal democracy throughout the West.

Russia & The West
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Thinking Long-Term About Ukraine’s Defense

Moscow is planning for a long campaign in Ukraine. We should be too.

What Europe Needs to Do
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Five Priorities for Europe’s Transatlantic Strategy

Europe needs to step up its game in terms not just of its own regional security but global security as well.

Reactive Measures
The Russian Interference Racket

Moscow’s 2016 election interference demands a serious and sober response. Instead we are getting an uninformed hysteria, empowering partisans and posers alike.

North Korea
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The Stumbling Block to Putin’s Asian Pivot

Putin needs new allies in Asia as leverage against both China and the United States, but Russia’s policies on the DPRK make that all but impossible.

A War Without Precedent
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The Next Hizballah-Israel Conflict

There are signs of war on the horizon, and it could be the most destructive one yet.

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Hugging the News Cycle
AFTER ISIS

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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