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Are Democrats Waking Up to Russia Insanity?

After Georgia, it’s good to see a prominent member of the Democratic Party waking up to just how much they have been hurting themselves by fixating on the Russia collusion issue.

Alliances and Allies
Trump’s Transactionality on Display in Brussels

It’s time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President’s worldview on its own terms.

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Why Hasn’t Trump Condemned Erdogan’s Provocation?

The President fashions himself a Jacksonian. Will he allow the Turkish attack on American citizens to go unanswered?

Loose Lips
Two Unflattering Possibilities on Trump’s Intelligence-Sharing Screw Up

Was the President grossly careless in the handling of highly compartmentalized intelligence? Or did he make a conscious decision—one that is almost certain to cost us the goodwill and partnership of our allies around the world?

Russian Counter-Spin
The Kremlin Is Not a Victim of Hackers

To think such a thing is possible is to profoundly misunderstand the symbiotic relationship between Russian hackers and the Kremlin’s security services.

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Is the Comey Firing Proof of a Smoking Gun?

Given what we know right now, probably not. But that in no way diminishes the consequences Donal Trump’s decision will have, both within the United States and beyond our borders.

Of Moscow Meetings
When Rex Met Sergey

Behind all the talk of tension and impasses, one can see the outlines of Donald Trump’s transactional diplomacy taking shape.

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Trump Turns Up the Heat on North Korea

With a carrier group en route to the Korean peninsula, Pyongyang should be nervous after the Syria strikes.

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What the Syria Strikes Mean

A strong message was sent to Xi and Putin—in that order.

Managed Democracy
Russia’s Protests Fizzle?

With Alexei Navalny behind bars, government threats issued, and the internet lightly censored, very few people turned out to the Russian streets this past weekend.

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Crude Economics

And it’s (almost) all Libya’s fault. It’s a bad time to be a petrostate.

Ich Spy

The hypocrisy of Germany’s outrage to NSA spying is laid bare once more.

Scientific Method

And it’s sparked an acrimonious debate amongst scientists in the process.

A Messy Divorce

A year after the referendum, the path forward on Brexit looks murkier than ever.

Death of a Generation

Environmentalists, take note.

American Balkanization

The Golden States’s self-righteous “travel ban” sets a dangerous and destructive precedent.

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