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The President's Speech
The President's Speech
History Doesn’t Take Sides

Khrushchev thought the Soviet Union was on the “right side of history,” too.

The President's Speech
Arab Press Takes Obama's Speech With a Grain (or Five) of Salt

A round-up of prominent reactions to the President’s speech from the Arab press.

The President's Speech
Do We Have a Strategy Now?

The President’s speech was good as oratory, but the lack of understanding of what is really going on in the Middle East means that the strategy the White House seems bent on pursuing is unlikely to succeed.

The President's Speech
Obama: No Solution to Iraq Without Political Compromise

President Obama advised Iraq to smooth over sectarian divisions in his speech today on the fast-moving crisis in the Middle East. But he overstated the political dimension of the crisis, giving short shrift to the reality that if ISIS consolidates its gains, any reforms by Maliki will be as good as useless.

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retirement crisis

Young Americans expect to lean more heavily on Social Security when they retire. But the system is underfunded.

Hail Shale

Give shale the credit it’s due this holiday weekend.

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.

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