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Religion and Modernity
The Francis Resistance

Ross Douthat’s new book sounds the alarm about Pope Francis, arguing that the much-beloved pontiff is leading the Church into a crisis. But is resistance the wisest option?

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A Conversation With William Browder
“We’ve Now Gotten Putin’s Attention”

The American Interest speaks with the architect of the Magnitsky Act to learn why the latest sanctions on Russia have hit so much harder than past ones, and what they may presage for the future.

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At the Movies
The Loveless Russia of Andrey Zvyagintsev

In Loveless, the latest Oscar-nominated import from Russia’s most famous filmmaker, every unhappy family is alike, while happy families are nowhere to be seen at all.

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The Year In Cinema
The Top Ten Films of 2017

The best movies of the year shared a willingness to bridge sensibilities, scramble genres, and confound expectations.

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How do you solve a problem like Korea?
China’s Seoul Solution to North Korean Nukes

As war drums beat in Washington, Beijing is exploring new diplomatic avenues to drive a wedge between South Korea and the United States.

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Battle for Ukraine
A Sideshow and a Showdown in Kyiv

As the public eye is fixated on a clash between Petro Poroshenko and Mikheil Saakashvili, a more serious showdown looms for control of Ukraine’s institutions—and the future of its anti-corruption movement.

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Xi Will Be Denied
Is Trump Taking The Gloves Off Against Beijing?

Despite his warm words toward Xi, President Trump seems to be gearing up for a much tougher trade approach to China.

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French Cinema
Agnès Varda, In Search of Lost Time

The latest film from the Godmother of the French New Wave plays as a capstone to her career, a testament to her artistic spirit, and a symbolic passing of the torch to the next generation.

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From the Archives
The Paradise Papers: A Reading Guide

As the Paradise Papers stir public debate about offshore finance and dirty money, seven articles from the TAI archives provide a guide to the legal, political, and moral questions at stake.

European Disunion
Cracks Widen in Catalonia

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

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