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Where are the Muslim Voices Against Islamist Terror?

There are many, hiding in plain sight.

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Le Pen Leads First Poll after Paris

If you’re looking for culprits, don’t forget the centrists.

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The End of the Fifth Republic?

When the terrorists once again struck France on November 13, the country has shown a different, more authoritarian side than in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo outrage.

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The Costs of Imperial Power

So often does imperial power lead to the loss of young soldiers dying far from home.

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This Should Be Europe’s Wake-Up Call

The Syrian war has come to Europe. Half-hearted diplomatic efforts will not keep it at bay any more.

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It’s Still World War IV

And Islamic State fighters are still not Lord Voldemort’s Death Eaters. It’s time for the West to face some unpleasant truths.

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The Next Eurofudge Coming on Friday?

France’s requested reforms, due to be presented at Friday’s emergency meeting of EU ministers, fall well short of solving Schengen’s problems. And the EU is unlikely to even accept all of them.

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Why Did France Pass on NATO?

France’s decision to invoke the EU treaty rather than the NATO one isn’t really about military commitments. Rather, it’s a very canny bit of political maneuvering from Paris.

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Could Democrats Break Ranks on the Refugee Fight?

Senator Chuck Schumer may be breaking with the White House on Syrian refugee resettlement.

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Fighting Just ISIS May Not Be Enough

The West needs to combat Islamist ideology too.

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Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.


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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The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

Alliances and Allies

It’s time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President’s worldview on its own terms.

Minya Attack

28 Copts killed in point-blank attack on pilgrims.

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