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Poroshenko’s Dead End

Reforms have stalled and the Ukrainian President is overseeing a state captured by its elites. What can be done?

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Department of Bad Ideas
Do Not Revive the G-8 or Invite Putin to DC

Putin has done nothing—repeat nothing—to warrant a softer approach from the West.

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Letter from Madrid
Spanish Lawmakers Say ¡Basta! To Corruption

Our correspondent takes you outside the Spanish Parliament during the no-confidence vote against Mariano Rajoy’s government.

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Raising the Red Flag
The Curious Case of Mr. Wang and the United Front

How a recent think tank controversy reveals America’s own vulnerability to Chinese influence operations—and the need for a serious public debate on the issue.

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Putin's Inauguration
Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Putin’s fourth term is shaping up to look a lot like his third—but with even more state repression and violence.

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Middle East Watch
Hezbollah After Lebanon’s Elections

Hezbollah’s victory in Sunday’s Lebanese elections is virtually guaranteed—but there are signs that discontent is growing among its support base.

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Why France Feels (Relatively) Comfortable with Trump’s America

Why have Germany and the UK found themselves thrown so badly off-balance by the insurgent Trump Administration while France has been relatively unmoved?

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Macron’s Risky American Bet

By offering cooperation on China, he might be able to get concessions out of Donald Trump. But will it be enough?

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Democracy in South Africa
Farewell, Jacob Zuma

Thank the ANC, not South Africa’s institutions, for finally forcing out a failed President.

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State Capitalism
Russia’s State Takeover Hits the Grocery Aisle

A state bank’s acquisition of a major food retailer marks a milestone in the Kremlin’s takeover of private enterprise.

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