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How Ukraine Crisis Could Pull US to War

How Ukraine Crisis Could Pull US to War

| April 18, 2014

Widespread violence or civil war would certainly be a calamity for Ukrainians. But would its consequences for American national interests require an American military response?

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The Tragic Decline of American Foreign Policy

The Tragic Decline of American Foreign Policy

| April 16, 2014

The US government has undermined its own ability to persuade allies to help with the international heavy lifting.

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Obama Looks to Salvage Asia ‘Pivot’ as Allies Fret about China

Obama Looks to Salvage Asia ‘Pivot’ as Allies Fret about China

| April 16, 2014

During Obama’s four-nation tour of Asia that begins on April 23, his toughest challenge will be to reassure skeptical leaders that the United States intends to be more than just a casual observer and instead is genuinely committed to countering an increasingly assertive China in the region.

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The Slow Death of Free Speech

The Slow Death of Free Speech

| April 16, 2014

How the Left, here and abroad, is trying to shut down debate—from Islam and Israel to global warming and gay marriage.

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Surprise Attack on Iran: Can Israel Do It?

Surprise Attack on Iran: Can Israel Do It?

| April 16, 2014

Conducting a military operation against Iran’s key nuclear facilities would be a challenging task for the Israeli military.

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West Struggles as Russia Moves to Dominate Old USSR

West Struggles as Russia Moves to Dominate Old USSR

| April 11, 2014

Moscow’s commitment to rebuild the former USSR as its own unilateral sphere of influence may outstrip the determination of Washington and its European allies to stop it.

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The Next America

The Next America

| April 10, 2014

America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use.

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Is a French Intifada Brewing?

Is a French Intifada Brewing?

| April 9, 2014

France has Europe’s largest Muslim and Jewish communities. The outbreaks of anti-Semitic violence since the Second Intifada are only the most visible signs of an unstable and fraught situation.

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Why the US Has Not Defeated Al Qaeda

Why the US Has Not Defeated Al Qaeda

| April 8, 2014

The international order and global stability are collapsing in a way we have not seen since the 1930s.

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West Can Ally Against Russia But It Needs Global Cooperation

West Can Ally Against Russia But It Needs Global Cooperation

| March 26, 2014

The US has convinced its Western allies to boot Russia out of the G8, but it needs the cooperation of emerging nations to avoid a new cold-war stalemate.

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