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Syria in Our Backyard?

Central America’s gang crisis is our crisis.

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A Mixed Bag for Mexico

Pemex is adapting well to reforms, but Mexico is still struggling with cartel violence.

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The Courage Crisis

The children’s refugee “crisis” on the U.S.-Mexico border is but a symptom of the real crisis: denial and cowardice among U.S. politicians of both parties.

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The Battle for the Big Easy

The Battle of New Orleans, a big battle in a little war fought 200 years ago, shaped U.S. history more than most Americans realize.

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The Drug War Divide

The Obama Administration’s more nuanced approach to domestic drug policy has no parallel south of the border, where militarized narco-inanity continues apace.

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Terror in the Philippines

The Philippine president cut short his Russia trip to deal with a terrorist outbreak at home.

The Nork's Nukes

As North Korea’s missile progress proceeds apace, the U.S. is coming ever closer to a binary choice: war with North Korea or acceptance of its deterrent.

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A state-run insurance system would cost more than California spends on all other public services—education, police, pensions, and more—combined.

Energy Innovation

How close are renewables to a shale-like boom?

Department of Can-Kicking

So much for a breakthrough.

The Noose Tightens

As Putin heads to meet French President Emanuel Macron next week, his security services are interrogating a celebrated Cannes-winning director in Moscow.

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