A Letter to TAI’s Subscribers and Readers

Dear TAI readers,Due primarily to financing difficulties, The American Interest is taking a hiatus from publishing new material.We are glad that there is considerable demand and readership for our articles going back to our first issue released in August of 2005. The magazine’s website will remain live, with complimentary access to the entire archive during […]

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TAI Virtual Conversation
Francis Fukuyama on Political Decay in Democratic Societies

On Wednesday, May 13, TAI hosted a Zoom discussion with Francis Fukuyama about how the coronavirus might impact our politics. Due to a technical error, we were unable to stream the conversation live; the following is a transcript of the conversation as it occurred.

State Capacity
Building Better Management in Government

It’s not about small versus big government, it’s about competent government. The United States needs a top-shelf world-class bureaucracy. Now.

Letter to Readers
Rebuilding Reality

The defining feature of the impeachment hearings has been an inability to agree on the contours of reality—which bodes ill for the future of liberal democracy. In the new print issue, Susan B. Glasser and David J. Kramer talk democracy in the age of Trump. Also in the issue: the China challenge, plus race, culture, and identity in America.

A Letter from the Editor and Publisher
A Time of Crisis

As our country convulses, a message from TAI’s leadership.

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TAI Conversations
The Last Man and the Future of History

TAI Chairman Francis Fukuyama looks back on his famous essay thirty years later—and looks ahead to the challenges facing the West tomorrow.

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NATO at 70
Handling the Transatlantic Stress Test: A Conversation with Lithuania’s Foreign Minister

As NATO ministers gather in Washington, Lithuania’s top diplomat describes a “stress test of Transatlantic unity.”

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A Conversation with Bernard-Henri Lévy
Europe, and the Values That Made America

TAI caught up with the famous French philosopher to talk about his latest book—and how to save Western civilization.

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A Conversation with Louise Shelley
Shining a Light on “Dark Commerce”

A leading expert on transnational crime and corruption discusses how illicit trade, money laundering, and the dark web are undermining our democracy.

A Conversation
Going After the Enablers

We sat down with Bill Browder to talk about how many Western lawyers, bankers, and financiers—the enablers of foreign kleptocrats and human rights abusers—have a lot to worry about with the passage of the Global Magnitsky Act.

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