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West Realizes: No Moderation Coming in Iran

From the Economist to Wendy Sherman, center-left wakes up to same old Iran.

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Same-Old Corruption in the New Ukraine

The palace of the former dictator of Ukraine was supposed to be placed under state control. Instead, a strongman is using it to charge an entry fee that goes into his own pocket. This is the perfect microcosm of how the hopes of the Maidan protests have not panned out, due to Putin’s interference and local inability to create a real state.

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Will Ukraine's New President Change Anything?

Though he initially endeared himself to the Maidan, the current front-runner in Ukraine’s presidential elections may be a status quo candidate after all. And Vladimir Putin seems to approve.

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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.

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.

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