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Print & Pixels
An Abuse of Power

The new head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, ostensibly dedicated to furthering American principles, is now endangering brave journalists who have spent their careers defending them.

Decision Point
Renewed Transatlanticism or a Post-American Europe?

The current turmoil in Transatlantic relations isn’t all about Trump. European leaders’ choices now will have a critical impact on the Transatlantic future.

Alienation
Why Life Feels Like a TV Show

We’ve been alienated not only from the world, but from ourselves.

Crime and Punishment
Criminal Injustice

While the excesses of American policing are magnified by racism, they are also independent of it—and almost all Americans share some responsibility for our excessively punitive culture.

John Trumbull, “Declaration of Independence” (1819)
Independence Day
A Tyrant Is Unfit to Be the Ruler of a Free People

The original appeal of the Declaration of Independence.

Competition in a Great Power Era
The Aussies Step Up

As most countries get ready to tighten their belts in the wake of COVID-19, Australia is ramping up its defense spending.

Singapore the Improbable VIII
Hard Times in the Red Dot

Singapore’s security has always depended on American military power. No surprise, then, that its denizens feel increasingly insecure.

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America's Asia Policy
A New Cold War with China?

The Sino-American relationship does have some similarities to the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union—but also many differences.

Hieronymus Bosch, “Tondal’s Vision”
North by Northwest
The Present Madness

Can whole societies go crazy? They can and have—but never before has a crazy society implicated pretty much the whole planet.

Across The Border
Canada’s COVID-19 Healthcare Experience

It wasn’t a flawless performance, but Canada’s comparatively more centralized healthcare system weathered the coronavirus storm reasonably well.

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