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French President Emmanuel Macron attends a ceremony at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, west of London on Jan. 18. (Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images)

Macron the Conquerer

France is back, thanks to a president committed to disrupting politics at home and abroad.

Rural residents near the city of Anshun, China on Feb. 20, 2014. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s War on Poverty Could Hurt the Poor Most

The government is pushing people out of rural squalor — and into urban dependence.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the National Palace in Mexico City on April 24, 2017. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)

Corruption Is Mexico’s Original Sin

Personal enrichment has always been central to Mexico's political system — and only a revolution can change that.

Britain's former Prime Minister David Cameron sits in the Royal Box on Centre Court following the women's singles semi-finals on the tenth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

David Cameron Didn’t Just Sell Out to China

China’s global economic ambitions require help, and it’s entirely appropriate for the United Kingdom to offer it.

New Eurogroup President Mário Centeno gestures as he addresses a press conference at the European Council in Brussels on Dec. 4. (John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

Portugal Has Emerged as Europe’s Booming Anti-Germany

Lisbon got its economy back on track by ditching austerity, and now Berlin is eating crow.

The Shanghai skyline on Jan. 18, 2016. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Combatting Chinese Economic Coercion in the NSS

The Trump administration needs a robust plan to make sure America remains the world’s most powerful economy.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and the landscape near the planned city of Neom.
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Saudi Arabia Is Betting Its Future on a Desert Megacity

Can Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitious plans jumpstart social and economic reform, or are they an expensive miscalculation?

US President Donald Trump waits for a dinner with Latin American and US leaders at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly September 18, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

I Would Vote for (a Sane) Donald Trump

As Republicans and Democrats abandon the middle ground, America’s two-party system is due for disruption.

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Trump Doesn’t Understand the Economics of Immigration

The United States is facing an aging population and a lack of skilled workers. The president's immigration policy is only going to make it worse.

Cars from German manufacturer Volkswagen are pictured in the port of Bremerhaven, nothern Germany, on July 24, 2017.
Daimler, BMW, and VW with its Audi and Porsche subsidiaries were all involved in the talks to agree on technology, suppliers, markets, strategies and polluting emissions, German weekly magazine Der Spiegel reported. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ        (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

German Car Companies Are Driving the Country Off a Cliff

"Made in Germany" used to mean reliability. Now it means collusion.

Fireworks light the night sky after the lighting of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) landmark lantern marking the 50th anniversary of the organisation at the entrance to the venue of the 50th ASEAN regional security forum in Manila on August 8, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on August 8 took a swipe at the Trump administration's retreat from a major free trade deal, joining Asian nations at a regional forum this week in criticising rising protectionism / AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN        (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

ASEAN’s Golden Moment in a Time of Crisis

If Trump wants to put pressure on North Korea or China, he's going to need to have good friends in Asia.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27:  Area Muslims and local immigration activists participate in a prayer and rally against President Donald Trump's immigration policies on January 27, 2017 in New York City. President Trump has taken actions since the inauguration to start the building of a long promised wall along the Mexican border and to cut federal grants for immigrant protecting 'sanctuary cities'.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Stephen Miller Has a Point, You Cosmopolitans

Liberals need to understand that immigration isn't necessarily always good for America.

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The Gathering Storm vs. the Crisis of Confidence

Are we entering a redux of the dangerous 1930s or the geopolitical malaise of the 1970s?

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