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Walter Russell Mead
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Power Play
Arab Factionalism in Gaza Electric Deal

Fuel trucks roll into Gaza from Egypt, keeping Hamas’ electricity running despite attempts by Abbas and the PA to shut it down.

German Elections
Merkel May Dance With France on Eurozone Reform

By projecting a unity of purpose with France, Merkel is cleverly outflanking her rivals as she cruises toward a fourth term.

Game of Thrones
EU Moving to Undercut Trump in Asia?

An empty gesture by the Europeans to help negotiate a deal with North Korea may nevertheless have real consequences.

The French Vote
Low Turnout and Macron’s Partial Victory

By electing Emmanuel Macron, the French have voted to throw the bums out. But the low turnout suggests that he could be next.

Southern Strategy
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A Smarter Approach to Cuba

President Trump should make Venezuela, not the ghost of the Bay of Pigs, the center of his Cuba policy.

A Conversation with Oleksandr Danylyuk
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The Ukrainian Reformation

Ukraine’s Finance Minister speaks with TAI about his ambitious reform project and hopes for a self-sustaining economy. Below is an edited transcript.

May's Gamble
Did Israel Just Win the British Election?

The Conservatives have joined forces with the DUP, the most “Jacksonian” political force in the UK.

Trump vs. Trudeau
In the Anglosphere, Diversity Is Strength

Canada is defining its foreign policy agenda in sharp contrast to Trump’s, but the ties that bind the two countries remain as strong as ever.

Gulf Crisis—Palestine Opportunity
Squeezing Qatar to Make Hamas Scream

As the Saudis and Emiratis try to force Qatar into the anti-Iran front, it’s possible to imagine a post-Hamas Palestine.

Robotics Revolution
Robots Could Block Path out of Poverty

The idea that technological progress brings peace and prosperity is one that Americans are instinctively inclined to believe, but the bumps in the road can be ferocious.

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Death of a Generation

Environmentalists, take note.

American Balkanization

The Golden States’s self-righteous “travel ban” sets a dangerous and destructive precedent.

Up in the air

The much-criticized fighter jet program now appears to be a stealthy success story.

The French Will Be French

Emmanuel Macron has a large mandate on paper to push through far-reaching reforms in France, but the relatively low turnout and the threat of strikes and protests from unions opposed to what he campaigned on appear to be pushing him towards protectionism.

Power Play

Fuel trucks roll into Gaza from Egypt, keeping Hamas’ electricity running despite attempts by Abbas and the PA to shut it down.

Obamacare Repeal

The Democratic line of attack against the law is powerful—but it also highlights Obamacare’s underperformance.

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