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John E. Herbst
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Trump and Russia: Confusion at the Top

The Trump Administration’s Russia policy is already working against U.S. interests. It’s time to show Putin that he can’t revise the international order.

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Conceding Syria

There are good reasons to re-think U.S. commitments in Syria. But ending support to the rebels will pose real costs for no clear benefit.

American Balkanization

California, New York, and lesser liberal states are inaugurating something new and dangerous in American politics.

blue reform?

There are still Democrats who occupy something like the liberal center that Bill Clinton helped forge in the 1990s.

Market Forces

A railroad CEO is grim about coal’s future in America.

Market Failure

Between its broken carbon market and its out of control solar industry, little is going to plan in the Golden state.

Optics My Dear Boy

Trump’s willingness to meet with Putin without even an American interpreter present was at best a sign that he hasn’t mastered some of the most basic elements of his job.

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