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BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 11:  Demonstrators march during a Pro-Independence demonstration as part of the celebrations of the National Day of Catalonia on September 11, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Thousands of Catalans celebrating the 'Diada de Catalunya', are using it as an opportunity to hold demonstrations to demand the right to hold a self-determination referendum next November.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Spain Is Flirting With Another Civil War

Will Madrid’s coming standoff with Catalonia be resolved around a negotiating table, or either sides of barricades?

Supporters of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) burn posters bearing the image od Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as they take part in a protest in Lahore on July 23, 2017.
Pakistan's governing party has rejected as "trash" a corruption report accusing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of living beyond his means, the latest in long-running allegations which sparked calls for him to resign. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of civilian and military investigators has issued a report claiming there was a "significant disparity" in the Sharif family's income and lifestyle. / AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI        (Photo credit should read ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Only Enemy Pakistan’s Army Can Beat Is Its Own Democracy

The country's prime ministers have always come and gone at the behest of the generals who really run the country.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02:  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson leaves a closed briefing at the U.S. Capitol with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee August 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee was briefed on 'The Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Administration Perspective.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Why Has Rex Tillerson Belly-Flopped as Secretary of State?

Four explanations for the abject failure of America's top diplomat.

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Os vários tons de Maíra Mutti Araújo

Num país famoso por um ideal de mistura racial, a luta de uma candidata para usar cotas raciais levanta questões complexas sobre cor e identidade no Brasil.

On this episode of The E.R., the Panel joins forces with Lawfare to have a conversation with Bob Bauer and A.B. Culvahouse.

Book Talk Part II: Can the U.S. Government Survive Nuclear War?

In his new book, "Raven Rock," Garrett Graff uncovers the secret programs meant to keep America alive.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: President Donald Trump signs three executive actions in the Oval Office on January 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. The actions outline a reorganization of the National Security Council, implement a five year lobbying ban on administration officials and a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for a foreign country and calls on military leaders to present a report to the president in 30 days that outlines a strategy for defeating ISIS.  (Photo by Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images)

Trump Needs to Get Schooled on Commander-in-Chief Skills

The president should learn how to delegate responsibility and build strong civilian-military relations.

A mushroom cloud rises from a nuclear weapon test during Operation TUMBLER-SNAPPER. Over two thousand Marines witnessed the event, which was conducted in 1952 at the Nevada Proving Ground.

The American Government’s Secret Plan for Surviving the End of the World

Newly declassified CIA files offer a glimpse of the playbook the Trump administration will reach for if it stumbles into a nuclear war.

On this episode of The E.R., the Panel joins forces with Lawfare to have a conversation with Bob Bauer and A.B. Culvahouse.

Trump vs. The Bureaucracy

With a president trying to challenge and discredit Washington’s establishment, how is our government supposed to accomplish anything?

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump signs his first executive order as president, ordering federal agencies to ease the burden of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)

It’s Time for a New Kind of Resistance

Traditional opposition won’t work in the Trump era. Here’s what principled patriots need to do.

President Trump Speaks At CIA Headquarters

What to Watch Out for, Mr. President

17 tips for the new Trump administration, from heavy hitters on Obama's national security team.

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What to read about Rex Tillerson

Steve Coll wrote the book on Exxon, where Rex Tillerson has spent his entire adult life.

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump visits the model of the Oval Office at the Gerald Ford Presidential Musuem in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on September 30, 2016.  / AFP / Jewel SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

10 Ways to Tell if Your President Is a Dictator

Just because the United States is a democracy now, it doesn’t mean it will stay that way.

US President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump to update him on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC.  / AFP / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Could Trump Be a Post-Partisan Unifier?

Time will tell if Trump chooses to pursue an agenda defined less by ideology or fealty to special interest dogmas than by whether a policy will produce results and move the country forward.

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