Superpower Without a Cause
America the Erratic
Trump quitting the Iran Deal illustrates how foreign policy decision-making fundamentally changed after 2008.
A Letter from Germany
Dealing with the Dignity Deficit
Are the grievances tearing our societies apart at this hyper-polarized moment insurmountable? A week with some AfD voters and politicians gave me a measure of hope.
Correcting Conventional Wisdom
Strictly Speaking, Populists Do Not Exist
Populism is a means of doing politics, not an ideology. Getting this simple fact wrong leads well-meaning people down dangerous, anti-democratic paths.
No Going Back
The End of Liberalism?
Democracy is doing just fine at this populist moment. Liberalism, however, is being destroyed by its most fervent supporters.
How Obama’s Weakness Encouraged Russian Election Meddling
From the mysterious death of Mikhail Lesin in Washington DC to the assault on an American in front of our embassy in Moscow, President Obama was very careful in calibrating his responses to Russian provocations throughout 2016. Too careful.
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