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2016
Listening to Trump Voters

The commentariat spends a lot of time talking about Donald Trump—time that might be better spent listening to the people who are voting for him.

2016 And Beyond
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The Coming Electoral Crack-up?

Will voter discontent shatter the partisan deadlock in U.S. politics this November?

Europe: Uncheck That Box
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The Amerexit

Brexit is less a cause of future problems for Europe than it is a consequence of the dramatic re-ordering of the world that took place after 1990.

Nationalism Rising
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When and Why Nationalism Beats Globalism

And how moral psychology can help explain and reduce tensions between the two.

The Middle East
The Tragedy of Modernity in the Middle East

Modernity was supposed to be a virtual synonym for tolerance and progress, but somehow things haven’t worked out that way for the region.

South Asia
Subcontinental Drift

The United States needs a powerful India, a peaceful Pakistan, and accord between the two. What are the chances?

The Human Condition
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Old Advice

Two pundits—one ancient and one modern—explore the past, present, and future of old age.

Prayer and Work
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On Your Knees

Everybody prays, whether they know it or not.

Economic History
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The End of a Dream?

America’s great age of growth is over and discontentment drives our politics. Yet there’s hope of modest economic advances, if only we clear the way.

Continental Divides
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Europe Gets Religion, Again

What Pope Francis, Prince Charles, Patriarch Bartholomew, Mother Teresa, Patriarch Kirill, and the next President of the United States have in common.

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Daily Feed
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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