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Ten Things to Watch in the German Elections

Though Merkel is set to win comfortably, the upcoming German elections are much more momentous than they first appear.

Russia and the West
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Why the U.S. Should Ignore Belarus’ Unlikely Appeal

Lukashenko latest overtures to the U.S. to engage in the talks over Ukraine are at heart a self-serving ploy.

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Setting Sun

President Trump now has the option to levy import tariffs on solar panels that caused “serious injury” to U.S. producers.

the new culture wars

The policy that set in motion a fierce culture war over young people, sex, and the meaning of consent is no more.

Rogue Nations

Trump’s simultaneous confrontation of Pyongyang and Tehran could have unintended consequences.

Pricing Carbon

Interest in cap and trade has waxed—not waned—after Trump’s decision to pull out of Paris.

Spanish Secession

The EU is walking a fine line as it uneasily backs Spain’s clampdown on Catalan separatists.

Examining the Energiewende

On the heels of news that Berlin will fall short of an emissions target, a new study says Germany will miss a renewable energy consumption goal.

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