Walter Russell Mead
Editor-at-large, The American Interest Online.
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
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.

European Disunion
Juncker: EU Can’t Extort (or Enforce) Democracy

The Commission’s president admits that the EU’s foundational commitments to democracy and human rights are essentially unenforceable.

At Home
Memorial Day

A reminder that under the strain of war and political polarization, the United States is slowly becoming an uglier and more dangerous place.

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Hugging the News Cycle
Spanish Secession

The EU is walking a fine line as it uneasily backs Spain’s clampdown on Catalan separatists.

Examining the Energiewende

On the heels of news that Berlin will fall short of an emissions target, a new study says Germany will miss a renewable energy consumption goal.

the marketplace of ideas

The problem for liberalism on college campuses isn’t the failure to teach Mill and Madison.

German Election Watch

Polls in Germany show strong support for Merkel and the status quo—but storm clouds loom beyond Sunday’s elections.

Crude Economics

The UK’s most important energy resource is on the rebound.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Myanmar cracks down on the Rohingya and the West wags fingers, Beijing sees an opportunity.

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