Bookmarks (40)

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    The World Has No Answer for Migration

    The migrant crisis in Belarus is a window into the failure of today’s global order to...

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    Breaking Up Is Bad for the United States

    Talk of secession is on the rise among Americans—and already weakening the country.

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    Big Tech Won’t Remake the Global Order

    If you had to bet on which will shape the future, the smart money would be...

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    The United States Needs to Get Serious

    Washington isn’t behaving like a competent great power due to partisan gridlock, recycling of discredited ideas,...

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    Will Europe Ever Really Confront China?

    The Biden administration is gearing up for a long-term struggle in China—but shouldn’t expect its closest...

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    Is Biden’s Foreign Policy Failing?

    The U.S. president’s intentions might be good, but the results so far are another matter.

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    A Realist Tribute to an Extraordinary Idealist

    John Ruggie straddled the worlds of academia and policymaking—and was a powerful force in each.

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    The AUKUS Dominoes Are Just Starting to Fall

    The world’s newest security partnership is a window into how the world works—and the unpredictable places...

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    How 9/11 Will Be Remembered a Century Later

    The attacks could be viewed as a historical turning point—or as entirely insignificant.

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    The Realist Guide to Solving Climate Change

    Put aside all your idealistic fantasies about the world’s biggest crisis, and here’s what’s left.

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    Nationalism Is Underrated by Intellectuals

    From enjoying the Olympics to defeating COVID-19, a small dose of collective pride can go a...

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    The Geopolitics of Empathy

    How our understanding—or misunderstanding—of other countries’ perspectives shapes global order.

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    Those Who Don’t Investigate the Past Are Doomed to Repeat It

    The U.S. government has rejected the chance to study this year’s insurrection. They’ll soon regret the...

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    Exactly How Helpless Is Europe?

    If the United States stops protecting its closest allies, it won’t be a catastrophe. It’ll be...

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    The World Might Want China’s Rules

    Washington shouldn’t assume its values are more attractive to others than Beijing’s.

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    What Comes After the Forever Wars

    An era of U.S. grand strategy is now ending. Here’s what should come next.

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    Biden’s War at Home Over Afghanistan Is Just Beginning

    After making the right call on withdrawal, the U.S. president better get ready for second-guessing.

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    China Wants a ‘Rules-Based International Order,’ Too

    The question is who gets to write the codes—and whether the United States will live up...

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    It’s Time to Fold America’s Nuclear Umbrella

    Using Washington’s nuclear arsenal to protect its allies no longer makes any sense.

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    How Biden Benefits From Limiting His Own War Powers

    Reforming the Authorization for Use of Military Force isn’t as altruistic as it seems.

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    America’s Forever Wars Have Come Back Home

    It’s no coincidence that, after years of fighting abroad, the United States is beset with paranoia,...

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    How Not to Leave Afghanistan

    Congress has issued a report on the longest war in U.S. history. Here’s hoping Biden ignores...

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    Why ‘Hostage Diplomacy’ Works

    From China to Iran to the United States, arbitrary detention is an immoral—and often effective—pressure tactic.

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    What America Should—and Shouldn’t—Do About Myanmar’s Coup

    The collapse of a fledgling democracy is a cautionary tale for Washington’s foreign-policy establishment.

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    Xi Tells the World What He Really Wants

    A close reading of this week’s revealing speech by the Chinese president.

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    A Face Lift Can't Fix the State Department

    The Biden administration plans a quick reform of American diplomacy—but fixing the rot requires going much...

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    How to Know You’ve Lost Your Grip on Reason

    Five warning signs that your political views no longer fulfill the most basic of democratic criteria.

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    How to Know You’ve Lost Your Grip on Reason

    Five warning signs that your political views no longer fulfill the most basic of democratic criteria.

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    Trump’s Final Foreign-Policy Report Card

    A look back at four years of big ambitions, a handful of successes—and many more failures.

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    The World After the Coronavirus

    We asked 12 leading thinkers to predict what happens in 2021 and beyond.

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    America’s History of Luck Is Running Out

    The country’s rise was fueled by fortunate circumstances that seem unlikely to last much longer.

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    Biden Sees the A-Team. I See the Blob.

    There’s plenty of reason to be skeptical of the president-elect’s national-security choices—but here’s hoping he proves...

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    The Top Five Reasons to Still Feel Thankful About the World

    Believe it or not, this year’s pandemic-afflicted globe offers plenty of grounds for gratitude.

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    Trump Is in Denial—and America Is Unsafe

    A house divided against itself can’t compete on the world stage.

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    The Election Is Over. The Ideological Fight Is About to Start.

    A preview of the foreign-policy battle that’s looming over Joe Biden’s presidency.