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2017 and Beyond
2017 and Beyond
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The US and Russia—What’s the Big Deal?

Actually, there probably won’t be one.

2017 and Beyond
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Dodging and Hedging in Southeast Asia

Those worried about Trump’s Southeast Asia policy should study how the region really works.

2017 and Beyond
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Latin America and Donald Trump

Latin Americans should realize that Trump may not be as dangerous for the region as his campaign rhetoric suggested. The new administration, in turn, should understand that the best guideline for relations with the region is to do no harm.

2017 and Beyond
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The Stages of Negative Self-Definition

More and more Americans are defining themselves by what they are against instead of what they are for. And that endangers the future of our nation.

2017 and Beyond
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The Myth of a U.S.-Russian Global Agenda

Most items on notional agendas for U.S.-Russia cooperation are irrelevant or impossible to achieve, regardless of the tenor of the bilateral relationship.

2017 and Beyond
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The Nation and the Smells of Home

Nationalism and populism may overlap, but they are not identical.

2017 and Beyond
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US Democracy Promotion: Aim Lower

An effective foreign policy requires us to temper our ambitions and act with restraint.

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Department of Can-Kicking

So much for a breakthrough.

The Noose Tightens

As Putin heads to meet French President Emanuel Macron next week, his security services are interrogating a celebrated Cannes-winning director in Moscow.

TPP Post Trump

Picking up the pieces of TPP may be more difficult than many in Asia imagine, leaving China with an attractive opening.

Atrocity in England

Twenty-two people were killed in a bombing at a children’s concert, the deadliest in the UK since the 7/7 bombings.

Seeing a Pattern...

To lose one President to a corruption scandal may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two in a row begins to look like carelessness.

Crude Economics

Iraq isn’t towing the cartel line.

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