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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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Russia Threatens SWIFT

The task of maintaining a peaceful, liberal world order is getting harder and more complicated.

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Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.

RIP

We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

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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