A Different Kind of Reset in Russia

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July 26, 2017 Whatever the intent of the propaganda and the hacks, the Russians are back where they started.

Russia’s Strategy: Built on Illusion

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July 19, 2017 The appearance of weakness might be Moscow’s biggest threat.

A Different Ever Closer Union

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July 5, 2017 The U.S. and Poland have similar interests, particularly when it comes to Russia.

Japanese Exceptionalism

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June 28, 2017 Japan has a remarkable ability to transform itself without social upheaval.

A Coalition of the Less-Than-Willing

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June 14, 2017 The U.S. convinced Arab governments to work together against jihadism. Now it needs to focus them.

Midway: The Battle That Almost Lost the War

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June 7, 2017 Japan’s defeat at Midway was a freak, and that freak created the world we live in.

Different Visions for Europe

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May 31, 2017 The U.S. vision to contain Russia through NATO is inadvertently pulling Europe apart.

The World That World War II Built

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May 24, 2017 A handful of battles from 1942 to 1943 redefined the global order as we knew it.

The Dispensability of Allies

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May 17, 2017 Trump brings unpredictability to his talks with Middle East leaders, but some things we already know.

North Korea Crisis: Neither Gone nor Forgotten

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May 10, 2017 Secret diplomacy works best when it’s done quietly.

The Limits of Expertise

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May 3, 2017 Beyond expertise, waging war requires wisdom.

An American Recession and the World

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April 26, 2017 The U.S. appears to be on the cusp of a cyclical recession.

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