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The Middle East & Beyond
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Happy Imbolc!

The sacred origins of the now thoroughly secular Groundhog’s Day.

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Trump’s State of the Union Coup

America’s reality-TV President just hit the celebrity political jackpot.

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Alternative Facts
The Etiology of Faked News

How technology supercharged the spread of disinformation, and what we can do about it.

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The Middle East & Beyond
Trump the Authentic

Welcome to the new normal in American politics.

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ROK, Paper, Scissors: Cut the Tie That Binds

It’s time to revisit the utility of the U.S.-South Korean alliance.

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Old Wisdom, New Applications?

“When knaves fall out, true men come by their goods,” goes the old proverb.

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Year In Review
That Was the (Sad) Year That Was

What have we learned during the past year, and how does it stack up against what was predicted?

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The Top Ten TAI Essays of 2017

Our top ten essays from a year of political upheaval.

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Social Animals
In Way Too Little We Trust

Why social trust matters, and seven reasons for its decline.

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“If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem”? Not a Chance

What does President Trump’s announcement about Jerusalem mean, and what does it do?

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