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HOW TO SAVE THE TRANSATLANTIC ALLIANCE

When U.S. Vice President Mike Pence spoke at this year's Munich Security Conference, he seemed to speak not to the audience facing...

FAREWELL TO "PRESIDENT KNOWS BEST"

For many years, public attitudes toward foreign policy leadership in the United States could be summed up as "President knows best."...

 
 
 

THE RISE OF ILLIBERAL DEMOCRACY

THE NEXT WAVE The American diplomat Richard Holbrooke pondered a problem on the eve of the September 1996 elections in Bosnia, which...

HOW THE RUSSIAN CHURCH LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB

Every year on May 9, Russia celebrates Victory Day-the day on which Nazi Germany surrendered to the Soviet Union in 1945-with its biggest...

 
 
 

AFRICA'S DEMOCRATIC MOMENT?

In the 60-plus years since the countries of sub-Saharan Africa started becoming independent, democracy there has advanced unevenly....

THE END OF THE SPANISH EXCEPTION?

On Tuesday, Spain's acting prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, announced that his center-left Spanish Socialist Workers' Party would seek...

 
 
 

WITH GREAT DEMOGRAPHICS COMES GREAT POWER

Demographics may not be destiny, but for students of geopolitics, they come close. Although conventional measures of economic and military...

IT'S THE INSTITUTIONS, STUPID

American democracy, most observers seem to agree, is in crisis. Some pin the blame on President Donald Trump, citing his assaults on...

 
 
 

FAITH-BASED FINANCE

What caused the global financial crisis? And how can the United States avoid a repeat? Those questions have sparked endless handwringing...

CHINA'S FEMINIST FIGHT

As the MeToo movement spreads around the globe, women's rights advocates are looking for cases to cheer, stories of women standing...

 
 
 

EUROPE ALONE

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference in early 2019, former Vice President Joe Biden had a reassuring message for European politicians,...

THE SELF-DESTRUCTION OF AMERICAN POWER

Sometime in the last two years, American hegemony died. The age of U.S. dominance was a brief, heady era, about three decades marked...

 
 
 

A WORLD SAFE FOR AUTOCRACY?

The Chinese people, President Xi Jinping proclaimed in 2016, “are fully confident in offering a China solution to humanity's search...

AMERICA'S FORGOTTEN COLONY

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, Americans on the mainland were horrified by the scale of the damage-thousands...

 
 
 

A FOREIGN POLICY FOR ALL

Around the world, democracy is under assault. Authoritarian governments are gaining power, and right-wing demagogues are gaining strength....

FROM THE ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST, ART THAT LINKS PAST AND PRESENT

“From the first century BC through the mid-third century AD, the political map of the Middle East was defined by two superpowers,”...

 
 
 

HOMEWARD-BOUND JIHADISTS

When Westerners arrived in the caliphate, they would burn their passports, ceremonially rejecting their national identity, and brag...

AMERICA AT WAR: THREE BAD MONTHS

The history of our first three months at war must be painted in somber colors. The United States Navy suffered the worst losses in...

 
 
 

ANGLO-AMERICAN PITFALLS

IF the Declaration of the Atlantic, signed by the President of the United States and by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and...

THE DOWNFALL OF FRANCE

ON May 10 Hitler sent his troops into Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. He chose the moment well. For although there had been repeated...

 
 
 



2 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally; celebration continues

2 shot, 2 arrested at Raptors rally; celebration continues

TORONTO - Two people were shot and wounded at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, and two people were arrested, police said. Read more ...

Gloria Vanderbilt, iconic fashion designer and socialite, dies at age 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, iconic fashion designer and socialite, dies at age 95

The American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress and socialite was born in 1924. Read more ...

Man shot in gunfire exchange outside Dallas federal courthouse dies

Man shot in gunfire exchange outside Dallas federal courthouse dies

Witnesses and authorities say a masked gunman opened fire on a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas Monday morning before being fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with... Read more ...

Gloria Vanderbilt's most iconic quotes on life, death and style

Gloria Vanderbilt's most iconic quotes on life, death and style

The fashion legend, socialite and artist died Monday at the age of 95. Read more ...

The tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' has fallen

The tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' has fallen

The tree was estimated to be about 80 to 100 years old. Read more ...

Supreme Court hands Democrats a win in Virginia racial gerrymander case

Supreme Court hands Democrats a win in Virginia racial gerrymander case

Because the Supreme Court dismissed the challenge on standing grounds, justices did not rule if the maps constitute an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. Read more ...

Supreme Court sides with Oregon bakery that refused to make cake for...

Supreme Court sides with Oregon bakery that refused to make cake for same-sex wedding

The court's decision puts off a major case for next term and allows the issue to further percolate in the courts below. Read more ...

This Day in History: O.J. Simpson leads police on infamous Bronco chase

This Day in History: O.J. Simpson leads police on infamous Bronco chase

The infamous white Ford Bronco police chase came days after Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, was killed along with her friend Ron Goldman. Read more ...

Bodies of missing woman, child found after father's arrest for murder

Bodies of missing woman, child found after father's arrest for murder

The bodies of a missing Oregon woman and her 3-year-old son were discovered in a wooded area over the weekend - weeks after the boy's father was arrested in connection to their... Read more ...

'You're better off getting a job': 11-year-old recounts fighting off...

'You're better off getting a job': 11-year-old recounts fighting off intruder with machete

Braydon Smith was alone in the house and on the phone with his mom when the suspect entered through a window. Read more ...