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Eliot A. Cohen
The Sinews of Peace
Inauguration
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Truth in the Age of Trump

No one who backed Trump has any excuse for being surprised by what he does. We all know who and what he is.

2017
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To An Anxious Friend…

Why should history spare our generation, and our children’s, our own distinctive tribulations?

Brexit
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A Tale of Two Cities

Britain has decided that London won’t be Brussels. Other responses to the failure of Western elites may not be so mannerly.

History's Lessons
The Westerplatte Moment

When you do what you must, so you don’t lose yourself.

2016
The Party of Lincoln

If the Republican Party accepts Trump, it will lose its soul.

2016 And Beyond
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The Age of Trump

At stake is something far more precious than the future of the Republican Party.

Four Traps
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The History Trap

The second installment in a four-part series on the strategy traps that the next President cannot escape. This one deals with the legacy of two wars. Read the first one, “The Simultaneity Trap,” here.

Four Traps
The Simultaneity Trap

The next President can’t help walking into four distinct strategy traps. The first one: The sheer scarcity of time.

2016
They Won’t Miss You When You’re Gone

The last year of an administration, as seen from the inside.

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A Warrior for the Working Day

Indulge your Churchillian obsession with the latest volume of war documents, and behold the labor that his leadership required. 

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The Mueller Effect

Could it be that the President is less worried about the probe of his Russia dealings than about a general investigation with no set limits?

Crude Economics

Ecuador is ignoring OPEC demands to reduce output.

1990s Redux

The result came down to ethnocultural identification among the decision-makers more than lawyerly arguments and fact-checks.

lower education

American high schools are giving out higher and higher grades even as real academic ability stagnates.

Netanyahu in Europe

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic agree that the EU should stand closer with Israel.

*cough* climate leadership *cough*

Greens might want to hold off on anointing Beijing as the next global green leader.

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