The Carter Syndrome
Barack Obama might yet revolutionize America’s foreign policy. But if he can’t reconcile his inner Thomas Jefferson with his inner Woodrow Wilson, the 44th U.S. president could end up like No. 39.
By Walter Russell Mead
Dispatches from fake countries.
By Graeme Wood
This is what economic hegemony really looks like. A Nobel-winning economist shows how China will make it happen.
By Robert Fogel
Mexico is not yet a failed state, but it’s waging a failed war. Five myths that have kept the drug fight going.
By Jorge G. Castañeda
The bombs awaiting Barack Obama in 2010
By Paul Blustein
BY Issandr Amrani
By Gregory D. Johnsen
By J. Peter Pham
BY Steven Kopits
Obama’s pledge to rid the world of atomic bombs is a waste of breath. But not for the reasons you might imagine.
By John Mueller
The dollar didn’t crash. Tariffs didn’t come roaring back. The world’s growing economies didn’t grind to a halt. And other scary tales that failed to come true during the crisis.
By MoisÉs NaÍm
The shoddy and just plain wrong genre that refuses to die.
By Justin VaÏsse
What does their running battle tell us about the future of European politics?
BY Paul Hockenos
The elephant in the room
By Barbara Crossette
By Charles Kurzman and Ijlal Naqvi
By Nina L. Khrushcheva