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A Foreign Policy for Main Street America

How to convince the heartland that the world matters.

Robert D. Hormats |

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How the Pivot to Asia Could Ruin American Soccer

German-Americans raised on U.S. bases in soccer’s Fatherland have carried the team to the Round of 16. Can our Asian allies really produce the soccer stars of tomorrow?

Kevin Bleyer |

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Welcome to Stanistan

Behold the power of Central Asia's new superstate.

Frank Jacobs |

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Argentina's Soccer Is More Coherent Than Its Politics

Want to find out what an Argentine politician stands for? Ask him about soccer.

Daniel Altman |

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ISIS Is Dead, Long Live the Islamic State

Will the declaration of a new caliphate unite the world’s jihadists -- or tear them apart?

Aaron Y. Zelin |

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A Little Hit and a Big Miss

Don't be fooled by a minor success. America's interceptor missile-defense system is still a failed $40 billion boondoggle.

Tom Z. Collina |

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It’s Okay to Have Mixed Feelings About Luis Suárez

Just like in politics and law, saying otherwise won’t do anyone any good.

Daniel Altman |

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Is Europe Ready to Commit?

Georgians worry that their passion for Europe isn't being reciprocated. And Russia is ready to step in.

Peter Pomerantsev |

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The Iron Tulip and the Louse

Can Louis van Gaal and Miguel Herrera do a remake of “The Odd Couple” after the World Cup? Please?

Andrea Canales |

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Latin America Leads the Way

Africa was supposed to be the next hotbed of world soccer. It’s not.

Adam Bate |

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T-Rex vs. Navy SEAL

Why innovation-driven Chile might be just the team to beat old-school Brazil.

Daniel Altman |

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Build a Party, Beware of Judges, and Never Give Up

Lessons from a lifetime of political activism.

Mohamed Nasheed |

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Group Stage Wrap: The GNOE Returns

Our nothing-to-do-with-soccer World Cup predictor was, ahem, quite profitable.

Daniel Altman |

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Iraq Needs to Stop Trying to Make 'Inclusive' Happen

Overcoming sectarian divisions won’t solve Iraq’s crisis. Embracing them will.

Marina Ottaway |

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Pyongyang Express

Why is North Korea so pissed off about the upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy caper?

Victor Cha |

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If Japan Wanted to Build a Nuclear Bomb It'd Be Awesome at It

But let's all take a deep breath: Tokyo may be dumb, but it's not stupid.

Jeffrey Lewis |

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Wake Up and Smell the Turkish Coffee

It’s time for NATO to get involved in Syria and Iraq, perhaps even putting limited Special Forces troops on the ground.

James Stavridis |

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Why Moneyball Doesn't Work at the World Cup

Forget big data -- measuring performance during this tournament is a losing battle.

Richard Whittall |

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The Scandal of Ambassador Zeid

Why the new United Nations human rights advocate is the wrong man for the job.

Jacob Mchangama |

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The Great Iraqi Jail Break

Iraq’s jihadist army has figured out a surefire way to sow chaos: by opening prison doors.

Aki Peritz |

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Obama Needs to Find His Inner Cold Warrior

The problem with being a post-deterrence U.S. president is that without deterrence, the world we live in quickly becomes dangerous.

Suzanne Nossel |

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The Game Theory of the Game

When the United States meets Germany, will either side try to win?

Michael Goodman |

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The Participation Gap

Why the problem of inequality isn’t just about differences in income.

Devin Stewart |

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Divided Loyalties in the Home of the Brave

Why do some immigrant soccer fans root for the United States, while others don’t?

Andrea Canales |

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Holding It Together

Ending conflict demands more than knowing why countries go to pieces -- it calls for knowing why they don't.

Jon Temin |

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How to Price a Meaningless Match

Why iffy third-round games in the World Cup’s group stage should trade at a discount.

Daniel Altman |

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Dishonest Abe

Why we should be worried about the Japanese prime minister's move to amend the constitution.

Bruce Ackerman |

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'Tonkinitis' in Iraq

The four horsemen of intervention in the Syria conflict are gathering steam. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Steven Simon |