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Egypt Honors Slain Coptic Christians, But Fails to Protect the Living

Lela Gilbert

A touching news story surfaced a few days ago, briefly casting a flicker of light across Egypt's shadowy heartland...

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For Europe, Trump Is a Blessing in Disguise

Walter Russell Mead

His policies promote energy independence and balance between France and Germany...

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Is The West Finally Pushing Saudi Arabia to Squelch its Version of Radical Islam

Nina Shea

The West is showing evidence of a newly stiffened spine in the face of Saudi Arabian influence on Islamic culture – and none too soon...

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Make Washington’s Birthday Great Again

John Fonte

We once celebrated the individual greatness of George Washington on his birthday, February 22. Historian James Thomas Flexner called George Washingt...

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The Three Risk Factors that Could Derail Trump's Economy

Irwin M. Stelzer

A stock market correction, trade protectionism, or impeachment...

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Did "See Something, Say Something" Mantra Fail in Parkland?

Michael Pregent

On February 17th, Michael Pregent appeared on Fox News to discuss the Parkland school shooting...

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New Coalition to Wage Global Fight to Save Persecuted Christians

Lela Gilbert

Christian persecution is not just a problem unique to the Middle East or Islamic countries....

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Freedom House Turns Partisan

John Fonte

In assessing the state of democracy in free nations, it favors the Left...

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India and China's Dangerous Tug-of-War for the Top of the World

Bruno Maçães

The dispute between the two giants over the Doklam plateau could drag the West into conflict. Bruno Maçães explores the frontlines of the future....

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Two Belts, Two Roads

Bruno Maçães

The emergence of the Indo-Pacific concept shows how our mental maps are being redrawn in Asia—with geopolitical implications coming into view...

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National Debt Could Threaten National Security

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Hudson Institute senior fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses how the U.S. national debt could negatively impact national security....

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Kim Yo Jong’s Shattered Olympic Dream

Walter Russell Mead

The toughest event at this year’s Winter Olympics has turned out to be the diplomatic lunge...

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Husain Haqqani on U.S. Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Husain Haqqani

Hudson Senior Fellow Husain Haqqani interviewed on U.S. counter-terrorism policy in Afghanistan and Pakisan...

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Why the Bond Market Trumps All

Irwin M. Stelzer

The president is about to find out just how much he's constrained by the bond market...

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Is This Week's Mini-Crash Just the Beginning?

Brendan Brown

According to the mainstream narratives, a state of inflation alert was the catalyst to the US stock market mini-crash of February 2 and February 5, 20...

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Is This Week's Mini-Crash Just the Beginning?

Brendan Brown

According to the mainstream narratives, a state of inflation alert was the catalyst to the US stock market mini-crash......

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Putting the SpaceX Launch in Context

Sean Kelly

When it comes to rockets, one size does not fit all....

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Review: Behind the Pomp, Hunger Games

Melanie Kirkpatrick

As North Koreans take their place among the Olympic athletes, a memoir reminds us that they represent nothing like a normal country....

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In Defense of Adjuncts

Ronald W. Dworkin

How older part-time professors, seasoned by real-world experience, are helping to revitalize American universities...

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Turkey's Erdogan Declares Jihad on Religious Minorities in Syria

Lela Gilbert

Turkey’s irascible President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is once again infuriated with a Kurdish group and has dispatched his army into Syria to decimate t...

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Where is Trump heading

Peter Rough

On February 6th, Peter Rough appeared on Detektor radio to discuss the future of President Trump's policy...

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A Word From Henry Kissinger

Walter Russell Mead

What can a column on foreign affairs add to today’s cacophonous debate? ‘Context.’...

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With All Due Respect

Martha Bayles

A lesson from Nigeria, on balancing the blessings of modernity and the celebration of an ancestral past...

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5G, Economic Warfare, and How to Win

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

Many technology experts claim that the next war will be fought in cyberspace...

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5 Times The Obama Administration Helped Russia At The United States’ Expense

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

There has been no indication that the Trump administration’s policies are influenced by Russian preferences. There are plenty, however, that President...

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Does Trump's Nuclear Plan Increase the Chance of Conflict?

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On February 2nd, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on PBS NewsHour to discuss President Trump's nuclear plan....

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American Naval Power: The Last Great Impediment to China's Global Dominance

Seth Cropsey

The Trump administration’s actions on the question of the U.S. Navy’s future will be the single most consequential policy decision of the next four ye...

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The Optimists vs. the Eeyores

Irwin M. Stelzer

The Trump economy continues, for now...

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Foreign Policy Issues in President Trump's State of the Union Address

Samuel Tadros

On January 31st, Samuel Tadros appeared on Alhurra TV to discuss the foreign policy issues in President Trump's first State of the Union Address....

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Peter Rough Discusses U.S. Foreign Policy

Peter Rough

On February 2nd, Peter Rough appeared in a video by the U.S. Embassy in Berlin to discuss U.S. Foreign Policy...

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The Hypocrite of the Month Nominations Are Out

Irwin M. Stelzer

Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo, Justin Trudeau, and more!...

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Trump Addresses Foreign Policy in SOTU

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On January 31st, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss the foreign policy aspects fo President Trump's first State of the Union address. ...

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The Tet Offensive Revisited: Media’s Big Lie

Arthur Herman

Josef Goebbels called it the Big Lie, the deliberate misrepresentation of facts and reality in order to achieve a political objective....

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Iran: One of the Bravest Women in the World Stands Up For Freedom -- The West Should Stand With Her

Nina Shea

The image of this unnamed woman emerged on social media as a veritable icon of the leaderless economic protests...

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Anticorruption Laws Threatened in Romania

Hannah Thoburn

While most European eyes are trained on German and British political intrigues and instability, the far more fragile state of Romania is teetering...

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How Exercise Trackers Put U.S. Troops at Risk

Michael Pregent

On January 29th, Michael Pregent appeared on CNN to discuss recent reports that fitness trackers revealed locations of U.S. patrol and base locations ...

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Trump's Tasks: Immigration and Trade

Irwin M. Stelzer

With his State of the Union address, the president turns to his big second-year priorities...

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Can Trump Succeed?

Peter Rough

On January 25th, Peter Rough appeared on ZDF TV to discuss President Trump's first year in office...

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Never Mind Brexit, or Even Europe. The Future is Eurasian

Bruno Maçães

In this new age, the notion that Europeans are special – that a wall separates them from Asia – is quickly being exposed as a pious fiction...

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The Man Who Put Andrew Jackson in Trump’s Oval Office

Walter Russell Mead

On January 22nd, Walter Russell Mead was interviewed on the Global Politico podcast...

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The Future of Navy Combat Systems

Bryan McGrath

When it comes to the command and control of warfighting capability, the surface force has long existed within a series of interlocking dualities...

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China Annihilates a Christian Megachurch

Lela Gilbert

China’s paramilitary “People’s Armed Police” took over the Golden Lampstand Church and packed its underground worship hall with explosives...

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Immigration Is Still Radioactive

Walter Russell Mead

A debate between naive elitism and ugly nativism only impedes pragmatic reforms....

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Japan Defense Industry Needs Security Boost

Arthur Herman

Tokyo must protect world-class arms suppliers against spies and cyberattacks...

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One Year of Trump

Peter Rough

On January 18th, Peter Rough appeared on the ORF III program "Inside Washington" to discuss President Trump's first year in office. iframe#1...

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How Can Saudi Arabia and Egypt Help Confront Toxic Ideologies?

Samuel Tadros

On January 18th, Samuel Tadros participated in a Washington Institute panel titled "How Can Saudi Arabia and Egypt Help Confront Toxic Ideologies." ...

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Don’t Hold Missile-Defense Hostage to the Illusion of a Perfect Grade

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

How is North Korea improving its ICBMs so quickly? It’s not afraid of a test failure — or six...

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The U.S. Navy Lowers Its Sights

Seth Cropsey

Has Trump given up on expanding the size of the fleet? If so, there’s still time to reverse course...

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How U.S. Foreign Policy Has Changed In Trump's First Year In Office

Walter Russell Mead

On January 17th, Walter Russell Mead appeared on NPR to discuss American foreign policy in President Trump's first year in office...

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U.S. Gets Tough on Pakistan Religious Persecutions, Should Go Farther

Lela Gilbert

The Trump administration’s get-tough approach to Pakistan’s alleged double-dealing does not go nearly far enough...

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The Sinews Of Empire

Seth Cropsey

Modern scholars of politics revel in their complex descriptions of state action...

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Hawaii Alert Fiasco is a Wake-Up Call for America to Get Serious about Missile Defense

Arthur Herman

The FCC is launching a full-scale investigation into what went wrong in Hawaii, to make sure nothing like it happens anywhere again...

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Absent Religious Liberty, No End in Sight for Iran's Protests

Lela Gilbert

Iran’s brutal crackdown against protesters left at least 50 activists dead and landed nearly 4,000 in prison...

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A Non-Ally Relationship with Pakistan

Husain Haqqani

President Trump’s eruptions against Pakistan acknowledge a longstanding historical reality: for all practical purposes, Pakistan and the United States...

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A Civil Debate About Religious Freedom

Paul Marshall

John Corvino, Ryan Anderson, and Sherif Girgis agree: religious liberty is good, discrimination is bad, and the clash between these values is complica...

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Repairing Our Fractured Politics

Christopher DeMuth

Abolishing the filibuster and passing a balanced-budget amendment would be a start toward curing what ails American government...

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The GOP's Tax Reform Offers No Relief from the Inflation Tax

Brendan Brown

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act promises no relief from one big tax on income — the inflation tax...

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Don’t End the Iran Deal, Fix It

Michael Doran

Trump and Congress could forge a new consensus by enacting a law making the nuclear limits permanent...

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Beyond Tweets, Here’s How Trump Could Help the Iranian Protesters

Kenneth R. Weinstein

President Trump Trump should publicize the Iranian regime’s corruption....

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FCC to Use More Economics and Data Analytics to Improve Decisions

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

From outside the Beltway, Washington for years has appeared to be besieged by political intrigue...

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Left and Right Agree: Get Tough on China

Walter Russell Mead

U.S. foreign policy feels as polarized as ever. But a new consensus is forming...

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Cambodia’s Python Regime

Martha Bayles

The gradual, deadly constriction of freedom in one small country...

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Warfare on the Web

Benjamin Haddad

A new book by David Patrikarakos explores how social media has changed armed conflict in the 21st century...

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The Counterinsurgent

Ann Marlowe

The mixed legacy of Edward Lansdale...

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Trump's Looming Trade War with China

Irwin M. Stelzer

If Trump set your teeth on edge in 2017, prepare for a grinding 2018. The story coming out of the White House is that the need to garner congressional...

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A Stronger German-American Alliance

Peter Rough

More than any other country, Germany has profited from the post–Cold War international system....

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Rojava, Russia’s Next Frozen Conflict?

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

Putin turns insurgencies into tools for gaining leverage over his neighbors and the international system more broadly...

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Report Cites 13 Regimes for Brutally Persecuting Christians

Lela Gilbert

As 2017 drew to an end, the media missed one of the biggest news stories of the year: the persecution of Christians around the world...

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The New National Security Strategy Prioritizes Space

Sean Kelly

The current administration seeks to make space a public policy priority...

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President Trump Slams Kim Jong-un Over "Nuclear Button" Remarks

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On January 3rd, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss the recent exchange of threats between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim ...

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Trump's Iran Opportunity - Give the Mullahs a Push

Arthur Herman

This is Trump’s opportunity in 2018 to give events a push, where and when it’s most needed....

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The Economics of 2018

Irwin M. Stelzer

The known-unknowns about where the economy is going...

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How China Bungled its Coming Out Party

Bruno Maçães

In the new China, there are no stones. Maybe not even the river is left. There is a bullet train, driving full speed ahead before the daw...

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Pakistan Summons U.S. Ambassador Over Trump's Tweet

Husain Haqqani

On January 2nd, Ambassador Husain Haqqani appeared on CNN International to discuss the Pakistani government summoning the U.S. ambassador over Preside...

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Why Can’t the American Media Cover the Protests in Iran?

Lee Smith

Because they have lost the ability to cover real news when it happens...

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President Trump's Foreign Policy in 2017

Samuel Tadros

On December 29th, Samuel Tadros appeared on Al-Hurra TV to discuss President Trump's foreign policy in his first year in office. iframe#1...

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This Is How China Is Slowly Creeping into Latin America

Sean Kelly

Beijing has discovered a slick and sophisticated way to increase its influence in the region...

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U.S.-EU Obligations Should Cut Both Ways in 2018

Peter Rough

The United States should be able to count on Europe’s help in isolating Iran...

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New Focus on UN Budget Cuts

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On December 26th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss the planned $285 million cut to the UN budget. iframe#1...

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Trump’s ‘Blue Water’ Foreign Policy

Walter Russell Mead

The administration’s new security strategy is reminiscent of Pax Britannica...

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President Trump Disappointed That China is Allowing Oil to go Into North Korea

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On December 24th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss President Trump's comments on the Chinese allowing oil to go into North Korea. ...

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U.S. should aid religious minorities abroad directly, without going through the UN

Nina Shea

The Trump administration’s National Security Strategy Report unveiled this week makes it a priority to “protect religious freedom and religious minori...

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The National Security Strategy’s Implications for Seapower

Bryan McGrath

The 2017 National Security Strategy released Monday is a statement of Trump administration priorities...

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UN Approves Resolution Condemning U.S. Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On December 21st, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss the UN General Assembly's resolution condemning the U.S. for recognizing Jerusale...

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David Cameron Didn’t Just Sell Out to China

Bruno Maçães

China’s global economic ambitions require help, and it’s entirely appropriate for the United Kingdom to offer it...

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Hezbollah Off the Hook?

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On December 19th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss a new Politico report regarding the Obama administration's handling of Hezbollah ...

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India & US: Going forward

Aparna Pande

The Trump administration’s strategic statement follows up on its vision of India as a partner of the United States...

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5G: China’s Dream to Dominate World Technology

Thomas J. Duesterberg

The China threat and the U.S.-European convergence of interests...

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The Trump Doctrine: American Interests Come First

Arthur Herman

The president recognizes important new realities in world affairs...

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The New Era of Global Stability

Arthur Herman

The grand ideological conflicts that began in 1917 are giving way to old-fashioned geopolitics...

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U.S. Vetoes UN Security Council's Egyptian-Drafted Resolution on Jeruslaem

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On December 18th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox Business to discuss the U.S. veto on the Security Council resolution invalidating President Trump...

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The Bad Old Days of the Internet and Other Myths of Network Neutrality

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

The Federal Communications Commission repealed vintage 2015 rules regulating the Internet that are popularly known as network neutrality. Th...

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Turkey's Erdogan Fans the Flames of Anti-Semitism

Lela Gilbert

Increasingly dark ideologies, terrorist attacks, and dangerous political upheavals have gradually overshadowed Turkey’s many attractions...

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Why Recognizing Jerusalem Is Good for Peace

Douglas J. Feith

Until the Palestinians realize that Israel is here to stay and start negotiating in earnest, it behooves Washington to signal that they are losing gro...

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Disruptive Politics in the Trump Era: Yuval Levin or Victor Davis Hanson?

John Fonte

What is the nature of its confrontation with modern liberalism?...

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Lessons From the Loss of ARA San Juan

Seth Cropsey

The Argentine diesel-electric submarine ARA San Juan lost contact with its base at Mar del Plata on 15 November...

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