Embrace the Chaos

U.S. foreign policy is a mess -- a big, aimless mess. But the only way to build a grand strategy is to accept both global disarray and American decline.


Chasing Away the Democracy Blues

Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.

The Cable

Is Wednesday’s Bear Market a Sign of Global Slowdown or a Simple Correction?

A string of bad economic news combined with new concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus rocked world markets Wednesday, Oct. 15, leading to ...


Main Street Investors Worry Global Conflicts Could Hit Their Investments

Geopolitical instability is the biggest concern for individual investors, according to a survey released Thursday, Oct. 9. The poll suggests that average investors are worried ...


Environmentalism Is Dead

How America abandoned its role as leader of the fight to save the planet -- and killed a movement.

Christian Caryl

Scotland’s Tricky Choice

Self-determination doesn't necessarily mean freedom. Can an independent Scotland achieve both?


Why the World Needs to Get Ready for the Next Generation of Slums

People who live in slums don't have easy lives to begin with. Lately, though, politicians have been doing their best to make matters even more ...

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