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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.

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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 ...

Passport

Aging Population Forces Disaster Planners to Adapt Strategies

The world is aging fast. In part, that is the result of improved conditions around the globe -- better health care, nutrition, and technology have ...

Passport

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 ...

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History Is So Not Over

It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.

Christian Caryl

Scotland’s Tricky Choice

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

Shadow Government

Scotland and the Centrifugal Force of Globalization

The possibility that Scotland may vote this Thursday to withdraw from the United Kingdom threatens to upset some of the most basic economic and political ...

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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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