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Comanche exceptionalism (II): How the tribe rose to dominate the Southwest

Once the Comanches’ food sources were secured in the mid-18th century, the tribe’s size exploded.

Shadow Government

China and America, a Tale of Two Navies

Should the United States be worried about China's naval aspirations?


Paris, City of Violence

The recent terrorist attacks are sadly only the latest bloodletting in the French capital’s long and brutal history.


A Last Cigarette With Helmut Schmidt

Why one generation of postwar Germans rejected his leadership, and the next generation craved it.


Islam Is a Religion of Peace

Can the wave of violence sweeping the Islamic world be traced back to the religion's core teachings? An FP debate about the roots of extremism.


You, Too, Can Buy Margaret Thatcher’s Power Suits

Spurned by London’s premier art and design museum, the Iron Lady’s wardrobe is off to the auction block.


The Regression of Viktor Orban

How did Hungary’s prime minister go from liberal reformer to right-wing demagogue?


Hungary’s 500-Year-Old Victim Complex

From the Habsburgs to Hitler, Hungarians have always viewed themselves as at the mercy of history. Is that why they love their strongman prime minister?

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