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Unintended Consequences
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“Ban the Box” Doesn’t Work

Add the phrase to the pantheon of alliterative social justice slogans that sound appealing but collapse under scrutiny.

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When Liberal Goals Collide

Generous family leave policies advocated by university feminists seem to have backfired spectacularly.

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War on McDonald’s Harms the Poor

The offensive against franchises won’t just destroy opportunities for workers—it will hollow out the communities where these restaurants are actually an important source of social capital.

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Another Green Policy Backfires

Homeowners that participated in a federal green financing program are having trouble selling their houses in California.

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A Pushy China Brings Neighbors Together

Japan gets cozy with Australia and the Philippines: yet more evidence that China’s increasingly assertive regional strategy is pushing its neighbors into each others’ hands.

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Riyadh: Nuke Deal Will Make Us Get Nukes Too

The Saudis and the GCC will be venting all of their frustrations with the Iran nuclear deal on President Obama today.

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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.

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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