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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Storm Clouds

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro locked up an opposition leader previously under house arrest ahead of scheduled protests later this week. Will he call in the army again?

Golden State Blues

Labor unions side with NIMBYs to block a measure that would slow the growth in housing costs.

Age of Abe
The Asia Pivot

Obama gets ready to make a historic visit to Laos.

Pension Blues
campus speech wars
Getting Africa Right

The workers and the poor of Bolivia loved Evo Morales as long as he told them the lies they desperately wanted to believe were true. But now that he’s in office, the expected magic unicorns bearing cash and prizes for all have somehow failed to show up on schedule.

The Costs of Traffic Accidents

Cheap fuel has put more people on the road, and traffic crash fatalities are skyrocketing. Self-driving cars can’t get here fast enough.

Tsai's Taiwan

Although Taiwan will never, on its own, be able to repel China, in some areas the military lacks even basic capabilities.

What Happened to the “Resistance Axis”?
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Middle East Mess
Bad things sometimes happen to bad people—like the unholy alliance of Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, and Hamas.
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2016 and Beyond
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Obamacare Decay
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Order and Progress
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Power Play
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The Sinews of Peace
by Eliot A. Cohen
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