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Don’t Kick Voice of America When It’s Down

Martha Bayles

VOA’s alleged mishandling of a Chinese insider’s interview shouldn’t overshadow the important work done by it and the other U.S. government-sponsored broadcasters.

Carter Gets a D

Martha Bayles

And that’s with the benefit of substantial grade inflation.

How Not to Defend Free Speech

Martha Bayles

And why some limits on speech are not only good but even necessary for a free society.

Protecting America’s Voice Abroad

Martha Bayles & Jeffrey Gedmin

A memo to the new CEO of U.S. international media.

Survival in the Trumpian World

Lilia Shevtsova

The popular belief that it was the Kremlin’s dream to see Trump in the White House is, at best, an exaggeration.

Will Tweety Eat Sylvester?

Martha Bayles

Why is the President-elect so good at getting the media to chase their own tails?

It’s the Corruption, Stupid

Martha Bayles

How Westerners misunderstand the Eurasian drift of former Soviet republics like Moldova.

Watch Me Lie!

Martha Bayles

The problem with our media isn’t “fake news.” It’s the absence of meaningful contexts for interpretation.

Putinalia as Deceit and Self-Deceit

Lilia Shevtsova

Putinalia—the study of Vladimir Putin—can be exciting, and it can be useful…sometimes. But if one hopes to understand Russia, one has to look much deeper.

Vladimir Putin, Master of Suspense

Lilia Shevtsova

How Russia’s leader has played a weak hand to its fullest, and why the West always seems to be playing catch-up.

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“Brzezinski’s ability to package his depth of insight and breadth of vision into a form that worked in the Washington policy process, and was influential, is really an outstanding accomplishment.”

At Home

A reminder that under the strain of war and political polarization, the United States is slowly becoming an uglier and more dangerous place.

retirement crisis

Young Americans expect to lean more heavily on Social Security when they retire. But the system is underfunded.

Hail Shale

Give shale the credit it’s due this holiday weekend.

Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.

RIP

We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

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