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The Harm Political Buffoons Do

Seth Cropsey & Douglas J. Feith

Up until now, the American body politic has had reasonably effective antibodies to resist the swaggering demagoguery of political buffoons....

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Putin Aims at Syria — and Strikes Europe

Benjamin Haddad & Hannah Thoburn

Take note, Europe: By bombing Syria, Putin has finally put Russia back at the center of the world....

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KI News Highlights (September 26-October 2)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 19

Hillel Fradkin , Husain Haqqani , Eric B. Brown , Peter Rough & Hassan Mneimneh

Analysis on Muslim Brotherhood, Political Islam in Turkey, Salafism, and Kurdistan's challenges with Islamism...

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In Defense of the East Asian Regional Order: Explaining Japan's Newfound Interest in Southeast Asia

John Lee

The Abe administration views the limiting of Chinese assertive actions in Southeast Asia as critical to Tokyo’s own national interests....

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The Impact of ISIS on Global Salafism and South Asian Jihad

Thomas F. Lynch III

This paper defines the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) Caliphate, including its distinctive features as a Salafi-jihadist group. It also high...

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Official English Fosters the Patriotic Assimilation of Immigrants

John Fonte

The United States is the most successful immigration country in the history of the world for one basic reason: the triumph of patriotic assimilation....

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The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and the Military Balance in the Middle East

Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead's Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services on the JCPOA...

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The Danger of Incorrect Assumptions

Douglas J. Feith

Iran is a strategic problem, and not—as the Obama administration seems to think—a strategic partner and a strategic opportunity....

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