Purge Without Purpose
It’s Not Broke! And You’re Not Fixing It!

A former President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and a longtime observer of America’s public diplomacy weigh in on Michael Pack’s “Wednesday night massacre.”

TAI Conversations
Robert B. Zoellick: “We Tried Autarky in the 1930s. It Didn’t Work Very Well”

The former President of the World Bank argues that advocates of “decoupling” with China are missing the larger challenge—and that today’s crisis calls for adaptation, not a retreat to autarky.

(Composite by Danielle Desjardins)
TAI Conversations
Arch Puddington: “There’s No Such Thing as Illiberal Democracy”

As Freedom House unveils its annual report on global freedom, democracy scholar Arch Puddington discusses growing threats to minority rights, the disappointment of India, and his own career advancing democracy and human rights.

John Hain (Pixabay)
A Letter from the Editor
Beyond Parties of One

To renew democracy across the West, we need to restore voter ties to traditional parties. (A letter from the upcoming March/April 2020 print issue.)

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.

(Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
TAI Conversations
“The Roots of Trumpism Will Not Disappear So Easily”

TAI Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Gedmin speaks with Laure Mandeville of Le Figaro about long-term threats to American democracy.

A Letter from the Editor and Publisher
A Time of Crisis

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

“Eclipse of the Sun” by George Grosz
Eclipse of the Sun
Can a 1920s Painting Help Us Today?

Introducing our September/October 2019 issue—and a special offer for new subscribers.

Ilya Repin, “Reply of the Zaparozhian Cossacks” (Wikimedia Commons)
A Conversation with Boris Akunin
“Such a System is Chemically Incompatible with Democracy”

A bestselling crime writer in exile discusses why he left Moscow, how fiction and history shed light on Putin’s Russia, and why implementing democracy in Russia is still an uphill battle.

Edvard Isto, “The Attack” (1899)
On the Front Lines
Facing Russia, Close and Personal

TAI editor-in-chief Jeffrey Gedmin speaks with the Presidents of Finland and Estonia, in Helsinki and Tallinn.

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