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BOJ Doesn't Want to Exacerbate Yen Weakness: Brown

Brendan Brown

The Bank of Japan doesn't want to exacerbate yen weakness and so is restrained in its ability to implement further quantitative easing, according to B...

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Not-so-Smart Proposals on Marijuana Research

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

The demonstration of safety and therapeutic value must precede efforts to change the law to make the substance available....

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Beijing Threatens the International Order

Seth Cropsey

Nothing is likely to have a greater, more beneficial, or immediate effect than a demonstration of what China respects, strength. ...

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KI News Highlights (May 23-29)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Expert: China's Military Moves Signal Threat of War

Michael Pillsbury

CNN chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto and The Hudson Institute's director for Chinese strategy Dr. Michael Pillsbury discuss....

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Interview With Noted Journalist and Russia Expert, David Satter

David Satter

An interview with David Satter conducted by Samuel Ramani, an MPhil student at the University of Oxford....

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Paying Tehran's Bills

Lee Smith

Sanctions relief will only empower Iran....

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Communicators with Gene Kimmelman and Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Harold Furchtgott-Roth talked about the proposed merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks....

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Foreign Policy Experts Weigh In On U.S. Strategy Against The Islamic State

Walter Russell Mead

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with White House spokesman Josh Earnest and foreign policy experts about the current U.S. strategy in Iraq and Syria....

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Memo to Charter and Time Warner: Beware The FCC Bearing Gifts

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

FCC chairmen rarely comment on mergers pending or likely to be pending before the Commission....

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U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

Michael Doran

John Bradshaw and Michael Doran talked about the current U.S. strategy in the fight against ISIS* in Syria and Iraq....

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Diplomas por Docenas

Jaime Daremblum

Miles de personas han desembolsado sumas astronómicas para adquirir títulos superiores emitidos por universidades fantasma....

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KI News Highlights (May 16-22)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Modi and His Legacy

Aparna Pande

Instead of less government and more governance, there appears to be more government and confused governance....

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Crude Story

Arthur Herman

The United States should export energy in the form of oil to allies and leverage a new American petro-diplomacy against adversaries....

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Egypt's Coptic Christians - Braced for Persecution

Lela Gilbert

I reflected on some of the recent catastrophes that have brought the Coptic community into the world’s focus....

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Legitimate Advertising Continues At Pirate Web Sites

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

The recent Digital Citizens Alliance Study underscores the need for better tools for advertisers to fight back against pirate web sites....

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U.S. Government Does Not Control Internet Or Privacy

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

We Americans love the Internet and our privacy. That the former diminishes the latter we rarely care to consider....

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Tony Abbott Isn't to Blame for Rohingya Refugee Crisis

John Lee

Australia needs to play a leading role. But blaming the Abbott government for Southeast Asia’s woes is hardly ­helpful....

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Obama's Showdown with China in the Spratlys

Arthur Herman

China isn't just remaking the Spratlys. It's preparing to defend its claims by force....

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El Entusiasmo de Obama

Jaime Daremblum

Estamos hablando de un comercio amplio y sin exclusiones....

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Islamic State's Destruction of World Heritage Aims at Resetting Culture

Naser Khader

As a world society we have an obligation to prevent this from happening....

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New Advances Challenge Old Truths About China’s Nuclear Posture

Richard Weitz

The latest U.S. Defense Department report on Chinese military power has once again put the spotlight on China’s massive military modernization program...

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Fiction and Foreign Policy

Michael Doran

To the president, foreign policy isn’t just about safeguarding the country. It’s also about fashioning a creative personal narrative of the effort....

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Rand Paul Attacks Hillary Clinton on Criminal Justice for African Americans

John P. Walters

Rand Paul said if he were the Republican nominee for president he would attack Hillary Clinton on crime....

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Marijuana and School Failure

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

The role of marijuana is the most neglected educational question of our time....

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Conflicting Strategies?

Richard Weitz

How effective are the U.S. and Russian strategies at achieving their foreign goals and what is it that often brings these powers into confrontation?...

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KI News Highlights (May 9-15)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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The Plight of the Middle East's Christians

Walter Russell Mead

Can the West find a way to preserve the Christian presence in the Middle East—and stave off a ‘clash of civilizations’?...

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Allies Raging Against the Dying Light

Hillel Fradkin & Lewis Libby

President Obama believes a nuclear deal with Iran could produce “a new geopolitical equilibrium.” Our Middle East allies aren’t buying his assurances....

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What Pakistan Knew About the Bin Laden Raid

Husain Haqqani

As Islamabad’s ambassador to Washington, I had an intimate view of the Pakistani response to the SEAL Team 6 operation. But I still have questions....

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Region Needs Japan as a Counterweight to China

John Lee

What Japan is fighting for this time promises to bring far-reaching benefits, in Asia and beyond....

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Iran Sends a Message to the West at the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Obama’s State Department believes that if it forgives Iran, Tehran may begin conducting itself as a peaceful, tolerant, now-almost-nuclear world power...

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As Russia-China Alignment Grows, Shared Vulnerabilities Emerge

Richard Weitz

One of the most noteworthy aspects of the May 9 Victory Day celebrations in Moscow marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany i...

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Is America Less Safe than After 9/11?

Mike Rogers

Former Governor Tom Ridge and former Congressman Mike Rogers discuss national security threats....

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KI News Highlights (May 2-8)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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U.K. Election Results Are a Warning to Justin Trudeau

Christopher Sands

It would be a mistake not to observe and learn from Britain's example less than six months before Canadians go to the polls....

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1937: The Ghost That Haunts Wall Street

Brendan Brown

Anticipating and planning for the next stock market dip...

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Behind the PEN American Center Brouhaha

Lee Smith

They’re protecting the sources of their professional and political power, symbols drawn not from the Constitution but identity politics....

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Software Eats the Nonprofit World

William A. Schambra

We desperately need a deliberate and encompassing conversation about the appropriateness of high tech values and devices for nonprofit work....

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Abe's US Visit Puts Pressure on South Korea

John Lee

Shinzo Abe’s successful U.S. visit means increased pressure on Park Geun-hye to repair relations with Japan....

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Jeff Barnett Talks China with Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury

Michael Pillsbury discusses his new book, The Hundred-Year Marathon with Jeff Barnett....

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Airing Putin's Dirty Laundry

John P. Walters

The U.S. Congress needs to attack the pillars of Putin’s domestic support by exposing the regime’s rampant corruption....

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The State Department Responds to NR's Report on Sister Diana Momeka

Nina Shea

The State Department is apparently trying to cover up an embarrassing, politically damaging, and possibly discriminatory act....

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Baltimore

Jaime Daremblum

Esta serie de actuaciones, además, ha configurado un manual para autoridades y comunidades en diferentes puntos del país y en el extranjero....

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KI News Highlights (April 25-May 1)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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How Virginia's Senators Can Save Internet Freedom

Robert M. McDowell

Looming large, perhaps below the surface, is a critically important domestic policy fight in how we should regulate the Internet....

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The Conservative Populist Breakout

John Fonte

Republicans acting in the spirit of Barbara Jordan....

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With Malice Toward Nun

Nina Shea

Sister Diana wants to tell Americans about ISIS persecution of Christians in Iraq, but the State Department won’t let her in. ...

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Hillary Clinton Calls for Criminal Justice Reform

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

If Clinton and her allies succeed in an effort to abandon effective law enforcement in our cities, very soon, no one will be applauding....

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مستقبل العلاقات بين واشنطن والإخوان المسلمين

Samuel Tadros

Sam Tadros debates two Islamists on Washington's position on Islamist parties....

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American Declassified

Gabriel Schoenfeld

The U.S. government is the most open in the history of the world—but it still keeps far too many things secret....

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Indonesia Executions: Why Australian Anger Will Outlive Political Fallout

John Lee

For the Australian public, the older images of Indonesia as a corrupt, immature and unpredictable neighbor will return....

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Japan PM Abe's Visit to Washington—and California

John Lee

So far, it has been a week of solid outcomes in Washington for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe....

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How Will Asia React to Japan's New Foreign Policy?

John Lee

John Lee explains why the Asian region, excluding China, will likely welcome Japan's proactive foreign policy....

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S. Korea-Japan Rivalry May Spill into Abe's Congress Speech

John Lee

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's objective will be convincing Americans of the need for a more proactive and can-do Japan in Asia....

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Japan's Man of the Hour

Arthur Herman

Three items need to top the U.S.-Japan security agenda this year....

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Abe's Washington Speech Also Puts Seoul on Trial

John Lee

Behind closed doors, U.S. officials are growing increasingly tired of the bitterness between its two Northeast Asian allies....

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As U.S. Welcomes Japan's PM, South Korea Wants Focus On War History

John Lee

The two Koreas stand with China in rebuffing the idea of Japan as a revitalized strategic player....

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We Are Approaching a Decisive Point With Greece: Brown

Brendan Brown

Brendan Brown discusses Greece trying to make its payments due this week and the potential of another financial crisis in Turkey....

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Why Pakistan Will be on Its Toes When Afghan Prez Ghani Comes to Visit Modi

Aparna Pande

His upcoming visit to India will demonstrate how disenchanted he and his government are with Islamabad....

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Michael Pillsbury Unravels China's Secrets

Michael Pillsbury

Fox News' James Rosen speaks to author Michael Pillsbury about 'The Hundred-Year Marathon'...

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Comcast And Time Warner Cable: Autopsy Of A Failed Merger

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Comcast announced today that it is ending its quest to acquire Time Warner....

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KI News Highlights (April 18-24)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Chile on the Skids

Jaime Daremblum

Bachelet should make the difficult choices to set her country on the path to recovery—a path it hitherto had been proceeding very nicely upon....

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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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Comcast to Pull Plug on TWC Deal?

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Full episode of "Bloomberg West." Guests: Former FCC Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth....

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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

Republicans lost national defense as “our” issue because we joined with Democrats in looking at defense as just another domestic discretionary program...

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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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Is 'Big Food' Doing Enough to Tackle Obesity?

Hank Cardello

Hank Cardello's opinions on the most contentious issue facing the food industry: obesity....

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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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U.S. Seeks to Reassure Japan, South Korea on Asia Pivot

Richard Weitz

Earlier this month, Ashton Carter concluded his first visit to the Asia-Pacific region since becoming U.S. secretary of defense. In Japan and South Ko...

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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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