Opening Gambit

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Putin's Empire of the Mind

How Russia's president morphed from realist to ideologue -- and what he'll do next.

Mark Galeotti |

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Roiling the Waters

Why the United States needs to stop playing peacemaker and start making China feel uncomfortable.

Elbridge Colby |

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Augustine's World

What Late Antiquity says about the 21st century and the Syrian crisis.

Robert D. Kaplan |

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How Lincoln Shaped Obama's World

The morally conflicted world views of the two sons of Illinois.

Kevin Peraino |

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Oh, Canada

How America's friendly northern neighbor became a rogue, reckless petrostate.

Andrew Nikiforuk |

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In Defense of Leading from Behind

So what if it's a terrible slogan? It's still the right strategy.

Leslie H. Gelb |

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Democracy is in retreat. And there's a surprising culprit.

Joshua Kurlantzick |

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Geek Squad

How behavioral scientists could make Obama's second term a success.

Richard Thaler |

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The Qatar Bubble

Can this tiny, rich emirate really solve the Middle East's thorniest political conflicts?

Blake Hounshell |

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After America

How does the world look in an age of U.S. decline? Dangerously unstable.

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI |

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Millions May Die ... Or Not.

How disaster hype became a big global business.

David Rieff |

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The Revolution Will Be Tweeted

Life in the vanguard of the new Twitter proletariat.

Blake Hounshell |

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So Long, Chicken Little

The 9 most annoying sky-is-falling clichés in American foreign policy.

Michael Lind |

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Frenemies Forever

How Washington stopped worrying and learned to love Saudi Arabia, again.

Steve LeVine |

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Opening Gambit: Moore's Flaw

Why the tech industry's unbridled optimism won't save the world.

Charles Homans |

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Best. Decade. Ever.

The first 10 years of the 21st century were humanity's finest -- even for the world's bottom billion.

Charles Kenny |

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Bubble Bath

People didn't drown the markets; a bad system did.

Chrystia Freeland |

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Bomb Scare

The world has a lot of problems. An exploding population isn't one of them.  

Charles Kenny |

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The Elephant in the Room

The biggest pain in Asia isn't the country you'd think.

Barbara Crossette |

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Playing With a Full Deck

Lessons about nuclear deterrence from the poker table.

James McManus |

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Nowhere Man

Why Ban Ki-moon is the world's most dangerous Korean.

Jacob Heilbrunn |

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Dangerous Leviathans

The 21st century must be -- if we are to survive it -- an age that all nations, including Russia, understand as ill-suited to Hobbesian philosophy.

Strobe Talbott |