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The Global Realignment
Bipolarity Is Back

The belief in the automatic triumph of the liberal world order has not only left the West unprepared to fight a long and grinding civilizational struggle. It has also actively harmed it.

The Folly of “Strategic Autonomy”
The Future of Transatlanticism Is China

Forget Macron’s interviews and Trump’s tweets. Europe’s lack of consensus on China is shaping Transatlantic relations.

Transatlantic Tribulations
Without the US, European Defense Will Fall to Pieces

The Transatlantic relationship remains the bedrock of the European project. Pretending otherwise feeds into a dangerous and self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Defending the Rimland
As China Surges, Europe Is on the Menu

China’s naval expansion and commercial push into Europe are aimed at redefining the global trade and security system to the detriment of the democratic West. Europe and the U.S. need to wake up to the challenge.

E Pluribus Unum Again
Rebuild American Patriotism

The very idea of America has been whittled down in our schools and institutions—“deconstructed,” some might say—in favor of a kind of cacophonous tribalism. It’s time to restore the values and ideals that keep us together.

Diego de Velázquez, “Vulcan’s Forge” (1630)
Three Core Priorities
Focus on Eurasia, Invest in Allies, Rethink Globalization

The West needs to focus on these fundamentals to achieve its overarching strategic objective: preventing China’s domination of Eurasia.

Jan Ekels (II), “People Playing Cards at an Inn” (1784)
Of Sea and Land
China’s Long Game

The West can have an unbeatable hand against Beijing, if it plays its cards right.

The Long March West
Will China Drive a Wedge Between the US and Europe?

Beijing’s financial and military inroads into Europe are calling into question America’s traditional assumptions about Transatlantic cooperation.

Of Speech
The Rise of Unfreedom in the West

Our tradition of free debate, the sine qua non of democratic life, is increasingly under attack in academia, the media, and politics.

The Effects of Bad Government, Ambrogio Lorenzetti
Global Disorder
The Sources of the West’s Decline

The growing problems in the Transatlantic community long precede the Trump Administration, Brexit, and the rise of populist movements.

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