Viewpoints
Resilience and Fragility
Will the American Global Order Survive Donald Trump?

Almost certainly it will—for now. But Donald Trump is not the sole cause of its recent travails, and its long-term perpetuation is anything but assured.

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The Spice of Life
In a Pickle with a Peck of Pickled Peppers

What do elocution, spices, Shakespeare, baseball, and Social Security reform have in common?

TAI elsewhere
Announcing the State of the World 2020 Conference

The American Interest is pleased to team up with our friend and TAI contributing editor David J. Kramer. TAI will co-sponsor the State of the World 2020 Conference in January in Miami, Florida.

Pablo Picasso, “The Weeping Woman I,” 1937 (MoMA)
Rabble-Rousing for Fun & Profit
The Outrage-Industrial Complex

In the culture of pervasive outrage, everything is an outrage, so nothing is.

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Ukraine's Frozen Conflict
The Dead End of the Normandy Format

Putin and his regime are thugs and kleptocrats. Only they can bring peace to Ukraine—not comfortable dilettantes at diplomatic summits.

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Off Autopilot
Taking the Fight to the Kleptocrats

“Graft and corruption are bad” is an effective, uncontroversial slogan that cuts across ideological divides. It commands support in both center-left and center-right circles—especially in the United States.

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Institutional Reform
Our Flawed Impeachment Process

The impeachment process has judicial features, but it is not an impartial court proceeding. Indeed, the “jurors” are politicians.

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Twelve-Step Program
A Season of Caesars

Unlike their predecessors, today’s authoritarians lack a common ideology. But once in power, they behave in remarkably similar ways.

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Singapore the Improbable Part III
The Coolidge Proposition

Calvin Coolidge once said, “The business of America is business.” The same is true of Singapore, perhaps even more so than America.

TAI elsewhere
Announcing the Zero Corruption Conference

TAI is pleased to announce its co-sponsorship of the Zero Corruption Conference—a major international forum to be held in Ukraine in April 2020.

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