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KI News Highlights (April 18-24)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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European Union Gas Follies, Part Two

Arthur Herman

The European Union has announced it's going to sue Russia's natural gas giant, Gazprom, for antitrust violations. ...

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Lowering Expectations for China's Pakistan Push

Husain Haqqani

Both sides have a history of promising more than they deliver....

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Europe's Gray Suits Give Refugees a Cold Shoulder

Benjamin Haddad

How EU cost-cutting, continental infighting, and bureaucratic indifference turned the Mediterranean into a graveyard....

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America's Defense Still Requires Aircraft Carriers

Seth Cropsey & Bryan McGrath

Jerry Hendrix of the Center for a New American Security took to the pages of __National Review__ this week ("“Drydock Time: The Navy’s Aircraft Ca...

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Remembering the Armenian Genocide 100 Years Later

Lela Gilbert

Let us take the time to recall, with reverence and resolve, 100 years of unspeakable losses....

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China Comes to Djibouti

John Lee

Why Washington Should be Worried...

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Will Robots Kill the Asian Century?

John Lee

The "Asian Century" may well eventually arrive, but for now it's something of a pipe dream....

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Genocidio en Armenia

Jaime Daremblum

El papa Francisco, en una alocución en el Vaticano la semana pasada, recordó al mundo que en este mes de abril se conmemora el centenario de la masa...

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The Tectonic Shift in Obama's Iran Policy

Michael Doran

A nuclear deal is only the beginning. The president’s goal, at the expense of America’s allies, is full-fledged détente with Iran....

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Responding to Washington Post's "Fact Checker" on April 22, 2015

Seth Cropsey

“Walking dead” is a truer description of a nation that finds itself unexpectedly engaged in a conflict with defenses that are much weaker than what it...

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My Libyan Friend Didn't Have to Die

Ann Marlowe

The corruption and incompetence of Libya's “leaders” and the world community has spawned a massive migrant flow into the deadly Mediterranean....

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Improving Transparency Of Federal Budget Accounts

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Law-abiding Americans do much for their country. It is not too much of them to ask for a little more transparency in federal accounts....

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Obama's Murky Libya Policy

Ann Marlowe

“We’re going to have to encourage some of the countries inside of the Gulf who have, I think, influence over the various factions inside of Libya ...

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Federal Flimflam on Fracking

Lee Lane

Some government reports are meant less to convey information than to conceal it....

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Corker-Menendez Iran Bill Better Be Just A First Step

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

How were hesitant Democrats convinced it was the right thing to support this bill even as a Democratic president was in the midst of negotiations?...

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Comcast And Time Warner: Too Slow To Fail

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Nine months should be more than enough time to review a proposed merger....

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The New China Syndrome: Waiting for United States Climate Action While Pursuing Economic Growth

Christopher Sands

Will 2014 be remembered as the year that environmental policies of the world’s major economies began to adapt to seriously combat climate change?...

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Why Are We Sending This Attack Helicopter to Pakistan?

Husain Haqqani

Past behavior indicates Islamabad won’t use the Viper and other U.S. weapons against jihadists....

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The FCC Should Fight for Our Right to TV White Space

Robert M. McDowell

The FCC should act fast and give the tech sector a pathway to success....

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Inside Obama's Meeting With Jewish Leaders

Lee Smith

What he said, what they said, and what America is now saying to the world about exterminationist anti-Semitism...

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Tidy Your Own Back Yard Before Lecturing Others, Joe Hockey

John Lee

Australia has much catching up to do in our own back yard, not just in comparison with the US but other advanced economies in Asia and Europe....

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Why Pope Francis Was Right to Call the Armenian Massacres 'Genocide'

Lela Gilbert

A century after the genocide began, Turkey still refuses to accept the truth....

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Corker and Common Sense --- Score One Over Obama

Arthur Herman

A minor earthquake hit the Capitol and the White House on Tuesday, with reverberations all the way to Tehran....

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Can Valls Lead France?

Benjamin Haddad

France’s Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, may be just the person to shake the Socialist Party out of its torpor and return it to fighting trim....

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Sam Tadros Discusses Copts on John Batchelor Show

Samuel Tadros

Sam Tadros Discusses Copts on John Batchelor Show...

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Middle East "Stability:" Do We Care? Should We?

Hillel Fradkin & Lewis Libby

The problem with President Obama’s unprecedented “hands-off” policy for the Middle East....

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Trade With India Is Good Politics in Canada

Christopher Sands

Canada is sending a signal as it diversifies its mix of export markets....

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Defense Budget Tomfoolery

Seth Cropsey

Allowing shipyards to fail or placing at risk missiles that project accurate combat power over long distances is an exercise in poor judgment....

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The Winning Strategy Behind the Le Pen Family Feud

Benjamin Haddad

Marine Le Pen may have forced her father out of the party he founded, but that will just make her own presidential pursuit easier....

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Bridging the Divide in Washington: Take a Cue From Big Food

Hank Cardello

As the efforts to fight obesity demonstrate, we can attack urgent problems collaboratively, respectfully, and effectively....

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Ben Bernanke's Latest Defense of the Fed's Failures

Brendan Brown

The former Fed chair's exercise in great deception....

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Djibouti Becomes a Theater of Geopolitical Competition

John Lee

The tiny African state of Djibouti is increasingly touted as the unsung hero of America's ongoing war against terror and piracy....

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West Ignores Islamists' Aim to Annihilate Christians

Nina Shea

The eradication of Christians has become a hallmark of Islamist extremism in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. ...

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Passover: A Celebration of Freedom

Lela Gilbert

At every Seder I’ve attended, in the heart of Jerusalem, we have renewed the Jews’ celebration of life....

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Obama's Jamaican Fantasy

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

President Obama speaks in a manner increasingly disconnected from the domestic and international reality of the drug problem....

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KI News Highlights (April 4-10)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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The Danger of What Hasn't Been Said

Sarah May Stern

Isn't Israel's security "non-negotiable," too?...

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Remember the Carter Doctrine

Max Boot & Michael Doran

A better way forward in the Middle East....

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America's New Maritime Strategy: How Will China Respond?

Bryan McGrath

A competition is on, and both sides are now acknowledging it. There is far less room for nuance now....

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Ayatollah Denounces White House's Spin Tactics

Lee Smith

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is going to cause big trouble for the Obama administration....

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The Runaway Prosecutor Who Almost Lost Iraq

Arthur Herman

The most explosive story in Washington, D.C., this week isn’t about Iran but about Iraq....

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Iran Nuclear Deal: Unlike Pakistan, India Actually Stands to Benefit

Aparna Pande

Iran's primary strategic significance for New Delhi is as an access point to Afghanistan....

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How the Obsessive, Dishonest Prosecution of Scooter Libby Almost Cost Us Iraq

Arthur Herman

It may be one of the most disastrous cases of prosecutorial misconduct in history....

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Hybrid Power: The Limits of Russia's Military Resurgence

Richard Weitz

Russia’s military has experienced a remarkable recovery during the past decade. This is most evident in the success of Russia’s swift occupation o...

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In Egypt, Copts Are Being Persecuted Again

Samuel Tadros

For them, Egypt under Sisi is no better than before....

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Dangerous New Drugs Being Abused by Your Kids

David W. Murray

David Murray shares some insight on the dangerous new drugs that people are experimenting with across the country....

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NATO's Nuclear Nightmare over Ukraine

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The U.S. should now make it clear that lower-yield nuclear weapons are very much in play....

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KI News Highlights (March 28-April 3)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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War of Words

Gabriel Schoenfeld

The CIA and the postwar clash of ideas....

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Deal Strengthens Regime in Tehran: Opposing View

Michael Doran

Why would we wish to see a power that still chants "Death to America" in a position of greater power and influence?...

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David Cameron Borrows From Harper's Election Playbook

Christopher Sands

By imitating Harper's Canadian Crunch, he may have improved his chances....

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A Reform Agenda For Egypt

Samuel Tadros

How President Sisi’s Al Azhar Speech from earlier this year can serve as an opening for real reform....

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Washington's Patience Runs Thin as Iran Nuclear Talks Overrun

Michael Doran

The Republicans, who were against the nuclear talks since the beginning, are accusing Obama of giving away too many negotiating assets....

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Tom Cotton: US 'Negotiating from a Position of Weakness'

Benjamin Haddad

Hudson Institute Research Fellow Benjamin Haddad and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) says administration is desperate for a deal with Iran on 'Hannity'....

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Obama and the U.N. Won't Intimidate Israel

Arthur Herman

Israel’s enemies have always made the mistake of underestimating the Jewish nation....

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Australia's Delusional Miners Keep The Faith In China

John Lee

Australia’s iron ore miners are still hoping the slowdown in China’s steel demand is cyclical rather than structural. As Andrew “Twiggy” Forre...

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It’s Time for Sisi to Protect the Christians

Samuel Tadros

It is the response of the local authorities that is most disturbing....

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Alone Among the Nations?

Hillel Fradkin

President Obama’s antipathy to Israel may lead the U.S. to turn on the Jewish state. In doing so, it would be following Europe down a dangerous path....

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Caspian States Boost Security, Economy With Trilateral Partnerships

Richard Weitz

Russia’s assertive approach to reclaiming a sphere of interest in the post-Soviet space has highlighted the security dilemmas facing Eurasian countr...

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How France Became an Iran Hawk

Joseph Bahout & Benjamin Haddad

The French don't trust Iran's nuclear promises, but they don't trust Washington much, either....

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Comprehensive Chinese Military Buildup

Richard Weitz

The recent Pentagon reports on Chinese military power do not confirm any radical changes or breakthroughs in Chinese military capabilities during the ...

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Israel's 2015 Election: Gone but Not Forgotten

Lela Gilbert

For a majority of Israelis, the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister was happy news....

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Iran Deal: Deadline Day for Nuclear Talks

Benjamin Haddad

At the end of the day, can a deal stop Iran from getting the bomb?...

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Pakistan's Promises Will Remain Unfulfilled

Aparna Pande

Pakistan has never had to pay a price for its actions....

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China Grows Hostile To American Businesses

Arthur Herman

If China intends to grow out of its enormous debt problems, it will need foreign investment....

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KI News Highlights (March 21-27)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Kristen-Muslimsk Jødehad

Naser Khader

Det intense jødehad, der eksisterer i den arabiske verden i dag, har dybe rødder i den oprindelige kristne og senere europæiske antisemitisme....

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Disrupters Targeting Banks, Cable and Healthcare

Irwin M. Stelzer

Banks, cable companies and healthcare are all in the sights of disruptive technology, says Hudson Institute economist Dr. Irwin Stelzer....

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Iranian Vulnerability

Lee Smith

Their nuclear progress can still be stopped....

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Why China Will Not Become the Dominant Power in Asia

John Lee

Australia should bear in mind that planning for an era of Chinese dominance in the region would be premature if not improbable....

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The Chinese Century is Built on Shaky Foundations

John Lee

In 1980 a book by Harvard University’s Ezra Vogel entitled Japan as Number One became a bestseller, chronicling an economy that had been growing at ...

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Fed Has Been Creating Asset Price Inflation: Brown

Brendan Brown

Brendan Brown discusses U.S. monetary policy, interest rates and the Chinese economy with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde and Ryan Chilcote on "Countdown."...

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Spoilers Emerge as Iran Nuclear Talks Reach Delicate Endgame

Richard Weitz

As negotiators in the Iran nuclear talks strive to meet the March 31 deadline for a framework agreement, which is supposed to be followed by a more de...

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The New Naval Strategy: A Mixed Bag

Seth Cropsey

Strategy may not solve all problems. The lack of it will worsen them....

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Who Must Lead a Muslim Reformation

Naser Khader

In 2015, Europeans have been forced to realize that Islamic terrorists are living in our midst. But for those of us who are European and Muslim, the c...

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Lee Kuan Yew vs. the News

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Singapore’s late prime minister wanted to know: Where was his copy of the Journal?...

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Why Hasn't Obama Closed Gitmo?

Arthur Herman

Some do see the sense of keeping Gitmo open, including the president himself—although he refuses to acknowledge it....

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'The People of the Cross': Islamic State's Persecution of the Copts in Context

Samuel Tadros

"The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church" declared Tertullian. 1800 years later, it still is; and for Copts, the seed of their Coptic identity....

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National Interest and Sentiment

Husain Haqqani

It seems that changing Pakistan’s discourse is a prerequisite for changing its course....

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China's Myanmar Headache

John Lee

Expect China to jump up and down but do little different as a response to this latest incident....

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The Lionel Gelber Prize 25th Anniversary: Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead

Professor Walter Russell Mead, Author of “Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How it Changed the World” (Alfred A. Knopf), 13th winner...

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Ukraine Needs UAVs

Arthur Herman

And President Obama should give the go-ahead....

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What Becomes a Liar Most?

Ronald Radosh

A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman by Alice Kessler-Harris & Lillian Hellman: An Imperious Life by Dorothy Gallagher...

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Placing ISIS' Persecution of the Copts in Context

Samuel Tadros

The murder of 21 Christians by ISIS in Libya brought condemnation from around the world and puts them in a long history of persecution of Copts....

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Is CFE Dead? A Western Perspective

Richard Weitz

It is imperative that Russia and NATO renew their suspended defense dialogue to address these issues....

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Our Navy Is Getting Dangerously Smaller, And No One Is Paying Attention

Seth Cropsey

The know-nothings at State and the New York Times will leave us vulnerable....

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Has ISIS Brutality Shifted the Political Dynamics of Terrorism?

Christopher Sands

How will the U.S. view tradeoffs between civil liberties and public safety, and the positions of candidates and parties on these issues? Look North....

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Has The War On Drugs Been Lost?

David W. Murray

Across the world, drug laws are being relaxed, from Uruguay to Portugal to Jamaica to the Czech Republic....

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Nina Shea on the Vatican's "Just War" Doctrine

Nina Shea

Nina Shea discusses the Vatican's "just war" doctrine concerning ISIS....

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Pakistan Must Visualise Itself as a Pragmatic Territorial State while Focusing on Security of its People

Husain Haqqani

There is no evidence that the fundamental thinking has changed in Islamabad or Rawalpindi....

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China's Communist Party More Focused on Power than Growth

John Lee

If the authoritarian structure crumbles, what follows will be drastically different -- for better or worse....

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Broken Ruins, Ruined Societies: It's Not Just ISIS Destroying History

Ann Marlowe

Widespread apathy in the Muslim world about the destruction of antiquities threatens our global heritage....

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How America's Drones Can Defeat ISIS

Arthur Herman & William J. Luti

Critics of airstrikes over Iraq and Syria should give credit where it’s due: US sustained drone strikes are doing the job....

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KI News Highlights (March 7-13)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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The Maduro Crack-up

Jaime Daremblum

Never has Bolivar’s great lament that “those who serve revolution plough the sea” rang so true....

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Ukraine Deal Could Buy U.S. Time to Formulate Effective Russia Policy

Richard Weitz

The diverging strategic aims of the main actors in the Ukraine conflict means that an enduring settlement will prove elusive even if the current cease...

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The Sage of the Pentagon

Arthur Herman

Can anyone replace Andrew Marshall?...

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