New World Disorder
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The Return of the “Old Normal”

Once again, as before the age of the European empires, political order has become weak in much of the world.

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The Deconstruction of the West

The greatest threat to the liberal international order comes not from Russia, China, or jihadist terror but from the self-induced deconstruction of Western culture.

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The Dangerous Idiocy of Global Leadership

The first obligation of leadership is to one’s own people. The international elite have forgotten that, and end up serving no one but themselves.

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It’s Kim Jong-un’s World; We’re Just Living In It

We don’t live in the world the “liberal internationalists” have imagined exists; we live in a world where, more and more, the law of the jungle applies.

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Erupting Nationalisms

If people define a nation as real, it is real in its consequences.

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Barack Obama and the Breaking of the UN

After years of the Syrian civil war, the UN is foundering, and putting the President’s foreign policy legacy at risk.

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The Middle East as It Will Be

We are in the early or, at best, early-middle stages of a vicious cycle of violence.

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East Asia 2015 Is Not Europe 1914

Why everyone’s favorite analogy for today’s unsettled times—the year 1914—doesn’t pass the smell test.

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The World Is Not Flat

Failed American policies have helped create the global refugee crisis, which sees migrants drowning in the hulls of boats bound for Europe.

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Binding the Bear

A strategy for helping Russia regain a sense of limits.

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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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