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Why Italy Dares to Turn Away Refugees

Walter Russell Mead

Rome is reacting to a rising problem, but to EU elites such ideas remain unthinkable...

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Reading the South China Sea

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

Two recent books offer a helpful guide to Southeast Asia’s most complex maritime dispute...

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U.S.-German Relations in the Era of Trump

Peter Rough

German-American relations are in a precarious state...

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The Kim Family Business: After Singapore, What’s Next?

Jack David

The regime’s actions over decades show that conquering South Korea has been its No. 1 goal. Let’s hope that has changed...

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How the Five Eyes Can Win the Race for Quantum Computing Supremacy

Thomas Keelan

Since China started quantum computing research in 2004, it has invested over 30 times more than America in this revolutionary technology...

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Lela Gilbert: Experts Say Turkey's Indictment of Rev. Brunson Full of "Blatant Lies"

Lela Gilbert

Turkey’s formal indictment of U.S. Presbyterian Pastor Andrew Brunson is so tenuous and thinly supported it strongly suggests humanitarian groups are ...

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Time to Make Up After Fighting Over Iran

Michael Doran & Peter Rough

The U.S. is getting its way through coercive sanctions. It would be helpful to show the allies some respect...

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Countering China in the Indo-Pacific

Satoru Nagao

The time has come to proactively further cooperation between India, Japan, the US and Australia to ensure prosperity and stability in the region...

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Machine Strategists & the Future of Military Operations

Thomas Keelan

What do drunk Google searches and war have in common? They’re both chaotic, incoherent and occasionally regrettable...

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America First Au Pouvoir

Benjamin Haddad

Depuis l’élection de 2016, la politique étrangère de Donald Trump confond diplomates et commentateurs, à Washington comme dans les capitales étrangère...

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A Simple Law from Congress Will Save Us From Telemarketers

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

Welcome to world of TCPA, where after 27 years of attempting to write lawful rules, the FCC has yet to succeed...

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Trump Gave Summit Serious Effort — Now North Korea Must Decide

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

It is difficult to imagine anyone seriously saying the prices the president was willing to pay were too high...

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Big Tech's Numbers Game Hides Many Sins

Brendan Brown

Demand for financial engineers rises and falls with asset inflation...

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Anonymous Companies and Dirty Money: What Congress Can Do

Nate Sibley

Anonymous ownership of shell companies underpins many of the most serious threats to U.S. National Security...

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Kim Jong-un and Trump Both Arrive in Singapore

Michael Pillsbury & Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On June 10th, Michael Pillsbury and Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss the impending U.S.-North Korean summit in Singapore...

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President Trump Arrives in Singapore

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On June 10th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox News to discuss the upcoming North Korea summit in Singapore...

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What Are the Potential Implications of the North Korea Summit?

Michael Pregent

On June 10th, Michael Pregent appeared on Fox News to discuss the Trump-Kim summit...

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Trump's Iran Gambit

Walter Russell Mead

Despite its aggressive rhetoric, the administration is not intent on toppling the Islamic Republic...

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The French Navy Stands Up to China

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

As we steamed through the disputed Spratly Islands, a voice demanded we radio our intentions...

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America’s Pivot from the West

Bruno Maçães

The collective sense in Washington is that Western idealism has become unmanageable...

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Protecting America from a Bad Deal: Ending U.S. Participation in the Nuclear Deal with Iran

Michael Pregent

testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee's Subcommittee on National Security...

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With the Death of Bernard Lewis, the Age of Academic Giants Has Come to an End

Michael Doran

Professional study of Middle East history now belongs to incompetents and political agitators...

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North Korea's Military Leaders Replaced with Kim Jong-un Loyalists

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On June 5th, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox Business to discuss the recent shakeup in the North Korean military ...

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Italy Won't Start on an Exit Route

Brendan Brown

On June 5, Brendan Brown appeared on Bloomberg TV to discuss Italy's new government and the future of the country's economy...

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China is Alone at Sea. That Means the U.S. Has the Advantage

John Lee

SINGAPORE — On Friday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the dinner address at the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual meeting of defense min...

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Putin’s Success Masks Russian Weakness

Walter Russell Mead

Things are breaking his way. But if China is a tiger, Russia is a pussycat on stilts...

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NATO’s Most Urgent Pledge Isn’t 2%-of-GDP—It’s Better Cyber Defense

Sorin Ducaru

The alliance has made strides toward its 2016 Cyber Defense Pledge. But more must be done, and urgently...

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A South China Sea Change?

Aparna Pande & Satoru Nagao

As Chinese construction and militarization proceed apace, the United States and its allies are ramping up their activity in the South China Sea...

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Trump Moves Forward with North Korea Negotiations

Michael Pillsbury

On June 2, Michael Pillsbury appeared on Fox News to discuss the North Korea summit, slated to take place as originally planned on June 12...

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U.S. Tariffs on China are Well Deserved

John Lee

The U.S. will slap a tariff of 25 per cent on $US65 billion of Chinese imports...

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Can Liquefied Natural Gas Solve the Trade Deficit?

Thomas J. Duesterberg & Alex Entz

The U.S. does not have nearly enough liquefaction capacity to make a dent in the growing demand...

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Mnuchin vs Ross on Trade

Michael Pillsbury

On May 30, Michael Pillsbury appeared on Fox Business to discuss trade negotiations with China...

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An Israeli Maritime Strategy Benefits the U.S.

Seth Cropsey

As the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem plainly shows, the U.S. is going to be more closely linked to Israel including especially its secu...

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Saudis Condemn Suicide Attacks on Indonesia's Christians

Lela Gilbert

Recent terrorist attacks in Indonesia continue to stir debate over the growing encroachment of Islamist fanaticism...

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The Benefits and Risks of Trump’s Dazzle

Walter Russell Mead

‘The Art of the Deal’ proves he’s far from erratic. Still, he could turn down the heat...

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Trump Will Never Sacrifice American Security in Dealing with North Korea

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The administration has approached the North Korea problem basically the right way...

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There’s no China Crisis, It’s Called Diplomacy — and It Works

John Lee

What a boisterous week it has been in our relationship with China...

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Christians Decimated in the Middle East

Nina Shea

On May 25, Nina Shea appeared on the Tucker Carlson show on Fox News to discuss the crisis of Christians in the Middle East...

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Trump Gives Europe a Wake-Up Call

Benjamin Haddad & Alina Polyakova

As global conflicts intensify, the president is asking EU nations to contribute more for their own defense...

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President Trump Terminates North Korea Summit

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On May 24, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox Business to discuss President Trump's cancellation of the summit with North Korea...

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North Korea's Summit Threat

Michael Pillsbury

On May 23, Michael Pillsbury appeared on Fox Business to discuss North Korea's threat to withdraw from the upcoming denuclearization ...

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Before Meeting Kim, Trump Had to Repudiate the Iran Deal

Tod Lindberg

Otherwise North Korea could have demanded the same lenient terms, and negotiations would fail...

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Winning the Race in Quantum Computing

Arthur Herman

Imagine a computer solving the mathematical problems that today’s fastest supercomputers can’t begin to unlock...

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Religious War Looms in Nigeria as Christian Body Count Climbs

Lela Gilbert

The fate of a 15-year-old Nigerian girl could decide whether sectarian war breaks out in Nigeria, authorities warn...

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Pushover or Push Beyond?

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs on the U.S. Withdrawal from Iran Deal...

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Europe Is Feeling Trumped

Walter Russell Mead

No U.S. president has been as loathed. But the Continent knows it still needs America...

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The Shifting Euro Battleground Between German and Italian Nationalisms

Brendan Brown

Why is there an element of doubt still about Mario Draghi’s success as an Italian nationalist? ...

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Pakistan Still Hasn't Learnt to Tolerate Politicians who Speak the Truth on Terrorism

Husain Haqqani

Orchestrated noise at home about ‘treason’ over every fact-based statement relating to Pakistan’s Jihadis won’t change the world’s views on Pakistan...

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War on the Waves

Arthur Herman

What today’s navalists can learn from the Allied success at sea in WWII...

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The Tragic Story of Civilian Prime Ministers in Pakistan

Aparna Pande

It is difficult to fault a civilian Pakistani PM as they are by definition an endangered species...

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CDC Neglect Is Killing Americans

John P. Walters

This year drug overdose deaths may exceed 70,000 Americans...

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Gaza Violence Can't Mar the Beauty of Thriving Israel

Lela Gilbert

With every passing day, explosive events in the Middle East threaten the peaceful lives of Israelis...

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Iraq's Pivotal Election

Michael Pregent

On May 14, Michael Pregent appeared on the Wall Street Journal Opinion: Foreign Edition podcast to discuss the recent Iraqi elections and the risk of ...

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Global Britain

Walter Russell Mead

On May 15, Walter Russell Mead testified before the British Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee on the strength of the U.S. relationship with the U...

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The Big Shift

Walter Russell Mead

How American Democracy Fails Its Way to Success...

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Trump, Iran and American Power

Walter Russell Mead

The president sees Tehran’s overreach as an opportunity to arrest U.S. decline...

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America Can’t Afford to Cede the Seas

Seth Cropsey

Does the U.S. want to continue as a great power? China’s navy is set to surpass our fleet by 2030...

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China’s Salami-Slicing Policy toward Taiwan

Seth Cropsey

Through its incrementalist strategy, Beijing seeks to erode the sovereignty of the island nation and isolate it from the international community...

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Cause for Alarm? Indonesia’s Weekend of Violence Prompts Vigilance and Concern

Paul Marshall

Last weekend’s seven bombings in Surabaya reveal a marked escalation of ISIS capabilities in Indonesia and also show changes in tactics...

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Malaysia's Step Forward — But Still a Long Way to Go

John Lee

The election victory of the Mahathir Mohamad-led Pakatan Harapan coalition — translated as Alliance of Hope — is compelling evidence of the politi...

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The Curious Case of Mr. Wang and the United Front

Jonas Parello-​Plesner

This week the Wilson Center hosted an event entitled “Chinese Influence Operations in the U.S: Shedding Some Light on All the Heat” ...

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The Fifties Were Awful, But Not the Way You Think

Ronald W. Dworkin

The 1950s weren’t an age of conservative bourgeois culture. They were the destructor of that culture...

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What More Could We Ask For in a CIA Director Than Gina Haspel?

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

After Haspel’s confirmation hearing performance, that’s the question every senator considering opposing her nomination needs to answer...

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Revitalizing Space Exploration Would Boost U.S. Manufacturing

Thomas J. Duesterberg

President Trump signaled what hopefully will become a vigorous return to space exploration by the United States...

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Trump's Space Force Should Be More Coast Guard than Marines

Brandt Pasco

While not a done deal, the concept of a Space Force is gaining support on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue...

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"North Korea Was Once the Jerusalem of the East"

Nina Shea

On May 9th, Nina Shea appeared on EWTN to discuss the release of three American detainees from North Korea...

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The China Threat

Michael Pillsbury

On May 9th, Michael Pillsbury appeared on the Tucker Carlson show on Fox News to discuss the rising military and economic threats from China...

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China is Going After American Innovation

Michael Pillsbury

On May 9th, Michael Pillsbury appeared on Fox Business to discuss China's economic rise...

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Japan Abandons the 2-Percent Inflation Standard

Brendan Brown

Japan is now on its way to leaving the 2 per cent inflation standard, having been the last to join (in 2013)...

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Harsh Turkish Ruling Extends US Pastor's Imprisonment

Lela Gilbert

A Turkish court ruled on Monday that imprisoned American pastor Andrew Brunson will remain in jail at least until his new trial date in July ...

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Drilling Down at Cannes

Martha Bayles

Let’s not roll out the red carpet as Saudi Arabia enters the movie business ...

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The Ukraine War in the Time of Trump

Benjamin Haddad

The U.S. is sending all kinds of signals it supports Ukraine against Russia, but the regime’s corruption is almost as big a threat at Putin’s proxies...

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The Dark at the End of the Tunnel

Martha Bayles

The war in Vietnam was not lost in the field, nor was it lost on the front pages of the New York Times, or on the college campuses...

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Trump Wins the First Round in U.S.-China Trade War

Michael Pillsbury

Trump’s concern with China dates back to a book he published in 2000...

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“Western civilization has come to an end”

Bruno Maçães

The new global cultural center isn’t Los Angeles or London — it’s everywhere...

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Macron Is Too Weak to Lead the Free World

Peter Rough

Angela Merkel may have ceded her crown to France’s president. But neither can supplant Donald Trump...

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China is the Real Threat, Not Russia

Michael Pillsbury

On May 3rd, Michael Pillsbury appeared on the Tucker Carlson show on Fox News to discuss potential economic threats posed by china...

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China Closing in on U.S. as Global Superpower: Ex-Pentagon Official

Michael Pillsbury

On May 3, Michael Pillsbury appeared on Fox Business to discuss recent statements by a former Pentagon official regarding China's status as a global s...

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Chinese Official: China Won't Yield to U.S. Trade Threats

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On May 2, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox Business to discuss trade tensions with China...

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Armenian Genocide Reminds Us: Christian Persecution Thriving

Lela Gilbert

Refusing to let the past die is the goal of Armenians everywhere, as they continue to protest the refusal of the U.S. and other countries to officiall...

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With Iraq, We've Been Here Before - Last Time It Resulted in ISIS

Michael Pregent

Here we are again, being asked to disappear from view before a May 12th election in Iraq...

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President Trump Delays Steel Tariffs for U.S. Allies

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On May 1, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox Business to discuss President Trump delaying tariffs on imported steel from U.S. allies for 30 days...

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The Faces of Cézanne

Carolyn Stewart

The portraits of the master, collected for the first time since his death, offer an antidote to preoccupations with our self-images...

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Trump's New Administration Members Will Lead 2 Major Foreign Policy Strategies

Walter Russell Mead

On May 1, Walter Russell Mead appeared on NPR's All Things Considered to discuss major foreign policy strategies...

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Netanyahu: Iran Lied

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

On April 30, Rebeccah Heinrichs appeared on Fox Business to discuss recent revelations by Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu regarding Iran's nucle...

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The Elephant Looks around the Dragon

Aparna Pande

The belief in India as an Asian leader and a model for other countries in the region has been deeply ingrained in Indian thinking for ...

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A Crisis on Each End of Asia

Walter Russell Mead

Modest success on North Korea is giving the U.S. breathing room to focus on Iran...

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Tariffs On Uranium Would Make More Sense Than Trump's Protections On Steel And Aluminum

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Using Section 232 of U.S. trade law to apply tariffs on steel and aluminum imports was a questionable use of this tool...

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India and China: The Risks of a Reset

Aparna Pande

Modi’s visit to China this week could lead to an easing of their strained ties—but any reset will benefit Beijing far more than New Delhi...

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Harold Futchtgott-Roth Testifies Before United States Joint Economic Committee

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

Following is the full testimony given by Harold Furchtgott-Roth to the United States Joint Economic Committee on April 25, 2018...

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The Real Tocqueville?

Rachel Mackey

A response to Ben Judah’s exposé of the Frenchman’s failings...

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Asia Must Start Talking Trade with Trump

John Lee

The current respite in tit-for-tat tariff threats between the U.S. and China is just a temporary halt in a serious dispute between the world's two lar...

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Mike Pompeo's Nomination for Secretary of State

Kenneth R. Weinstein

On April 24, Kenneth Weinstein appeared on C-SPAN to discuss Mike Pompeo's nomination for Secretary of State...

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Trump and the North Korean Tipping Point

Arthur Herman

The president’s potential meeting with Kim Jong Un would come at a time when American foreign policy is rapidly changing...

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Trump Needs Allies on Trade

Thomas J. Duesterberg

This week’s meetings with Macron and Merkel provide an opportunity to reaffirm common interests...

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s Low-Stakes Summit

Walter Russell Mead

If the leaders meet, they’re likelier to reframe the standoff than to resolve it...

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Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi Given Final Appeal to Death Sentence

Lela Gilbert

For years, Asia Bibi’s infuriating story and sorrowful face has embodied the unfairness of Pakistan’s deadly blasphemy laws......

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Emmanuel Macron’s Critique of Pure Liberalism

Benjamin Haddad & Paul Zajac

It’s not an accident that Donald Trump’s closest foreign friend is the French president...

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