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Mission: Kimpossible

Kim Jong-un may promise Donald Trump the moon when the two meet on Singapore’s Santosa Island. But he won’t deliver. History provides some key clues why North Korea will not part with its nukes.

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R.I.P.
Pierre Hassner, 1933-2018

Polymath and public intellectual, Hassner was a towering figure in international relations.

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Strategy and Policy
Let’s Dance the Machiavelli

Some unsolicited advice for America’s Prince, Donald Trump: Ignore the whining “globalists.” So what if your policies cost jobs and batter America’s standing? Go with the Florentine maestro of hardball politics: it’s better to be feared than loved.

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April Fools
Donald Trump’s Not-So-Grand Strategy

The President committed a double folly this week: starting a trade war against China while pleasing Russia and Iran with a promised pull-out from Syria.

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Middle East Strategy
A Deal with Iran?

History shows why revolutionary regimes cannot be propitiated.

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Trade War Coming
The Trump Deception

The President finally made good on his trade threats, imposing punitive duties on Chinese and South Korean exports. American consumers and workers will foot the bill.

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The Middle East
Do the Palestinians Really Want Their Own State?

The answer has to be: no, not really. They could have had a state 80 years ago, and then again and again. They kept saying no.

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Transatlantic Trump
How “America First” Turns Into “America Last”

In an unprecedented challenge to the U.S., Germany’s foreign minister proposes “Europe first” and making nice with Putin’s Russia.

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Making America Small Again
Donald Trump and the Future of U.S. Power

The President underestimates the unique genius of postwar American grand strategy: that by serving others’ interests, the United States has also served its own.

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The Relentless Decline of Social Democracy in the West

Throughout Europe and the United States, the moderate Left has increasingly become a victim of its own past success.

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