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After Obama
After Obama
The Great Unraveling

The past 25 years of world politics have rested on a series of polite fictions, agreed conventions and hypocritical pretenses. These were are all very comforting ideas, but sadly none of them are true.

After Obama
The World Is at War and the Peace Has Been Lost

Pope Francis hits the nail right on the head.

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Power Shift

Unlike the United States, this shift isn’t being driven by price.

Qatar-snipe

The normally discreet Gulf Cooperation Council is embroiled in an unusually public spat with Qatar.

WRM Elsewhere

“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.

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