George Walden
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Russia Today
The Hot Peace We Have

Though it has its blindspots, Mike McFaul’s memoir of his time as Obama’s main Russia hand is an enlightening and important read—especially with Trump now at the wheel.

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The Middle Kingdom
All Under Heaven?

Ge Zhaoguang’s history offers subtle warnings of the dangers of Chinese triumphalism.

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The UK Elections
Mayday in the UK

Yesterday’s election results show that the UK’s political culture is every bit as debased as America’s.

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Retroview
Through the Mist

Lord Robert Vansittart took the measure of Germany in the 20th century before most of his peers. His writings may foreshadow the dangers of Russia in the 21st.

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