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The Beautiful Game
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Soccer Is Politics

Why Egypt’s repressive regime considers soccer fans one of its biggest threats.

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FIFA, the United States, and Global Order

The FIFA indictments tell us something about the way in which the United States exerts its power on the global stage, and how that power is experienced by the rest of the world, particularly by many countries outside the West.

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Punting for Political Points: Argentina and the World Cup

Argentina isn’t the only country using free-viewing of the World Cup as a way to soften people’s political disgust.

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Risky Business

The Long March toward a Chinese meltdown continues.

Make NATO Great Again

Is this the Trump effect?

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?

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