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A frayed textile illustration shows the words "What Made in America Means for the World" with U.S. flag stitched out with black thread to illustrate the effect or protectionist industrial policy.
A frayed textile illustration shows the words "What Made in America Means for the World" with U.S. flag stitched out with black thread to illustrate the effect or protectionist industrial policy.

What Made in America Means for the World

Dueling perspectives on the rise of protectionism.

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The World Will Regret Its Retreat From Globalization

Trade and financial flows have fallen well below their peaks, and poorer countries will bear the brunt.

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U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai in her office in Washington

The White House’s Case for Industrial Policy

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai counters critics who say the United States is fostering unfair competition.

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in Tel Aviv on March 23.
Protesters unload a model of an hourglass during ongoing protests against controversial hard-right legal reforms in Tel Aviv on March 23.
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A large banner is displayed on the outer wall of the Russian Embassy in Cyprus.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping make a toast.

Asia & the Pacific

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From left: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, U.S. President Joe Biden, and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hold a press conference after a trilateral meeting in San Diego on March 13.

AUKUS Gets Awkward Down Under

China

Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's President Xi Jinping make a toast during a reception following their talks at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 21.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's President Xi Jinping make a toast during a reception following their talks at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 21.

What Does Xi’s Visit to Russia Mean for the World?

Middle East & Africa

Protesters gather amid ongoing demonstrations against controversial legal reforms being touted by the country's hard-right government in Tel Aviv on March 23.
Protesters gather amid ongoing demonstrations against controversial legal reforms being touted by the country's hard-right government in Tel Aviv on March 23.

Netanyahu’s Legal Crusade Is Sparking a Military Backlash in Israel

Europe

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French President Emmanuel Macron reacts as he delivers a speech.

To Save His Pension Reform Bill, Macron Has Lost France

Americas

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A woman demonstrates in front of the Russian Embassy in Buenos Aires.

Why Latin America Will Stay Nonaligned

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Protesters gather during a rally against the government's controversial judicial overhaul bill in Tel Aviv on March 18.
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A destroyed church in the village of Bohorodychne in the Donetsk region of Ukraine on Jan. 4. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images
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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in Washington on Feb. 15, 2022. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images

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U.S. Marines walk past a toppled statue of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in Baghdad.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin lays flowers at the Moscow Kremlin Wall in the Alexander Garden during an event marking Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow.

Putin Is Trapped in the Sunk-Cost Fallacy of War

Moscow is grasping for meaning in a meaningless invasion.

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Newspapers in Tehran feature on their front page news about the China-brokered deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia to restore ties, signed in Beijing the previous day, on March, 11 2023.

Saudi-Iranian Détente Is a Wake-Up Call for America

The peace plan is a big deal—and it’s no accident that China brokered it.

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The Witness

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French soldiers deployed in the Central African Republic board a cargo plane to leave the Bangui airport.

Russian Mercenaries Are Pushing France Out of Central Africa

The Wagner Group’s propaganda has a clear target: Paris.

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Young men walk in front of a billboard promoting Russian army service.

Putin’s War on Young People

Almost unnoticed, a generation of Russians has come of age during his 23 years in power.

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A Likud Party election banner hanging from a building shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shaking hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a caption above reading in Hebrew "Netanyahu, in another league", in Tel Aviv on July 28, 2019.

How Modi and Bibi Built a Military Alliance

India and Israel have strengthened their defense ties in recent years—but a new book makes the relationship sound more sinister than it is.

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What the Fall of Empires Tells Us About the Ukraine War

Russia’s war can only be understood as a bloody post-imperial conflict.

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A portrait of Alexander Pushkin.

From Pushkin to Putin: Russian Literature’s Imperial Ideology

Russian classical literature, chock full of dehumanizing nationalism, reads disturbingly familiar today.

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The beginning of the conquest of Siberia in shown in a 19th-century painting.

It’s High Time to Decolonize Western Russia Studies

Why has it taken a war of conquest for experts to recognize Russia’s nature as a vast imperial enterprise?

A poster of Russian President Vladimir Putin is used as target practice near Zolote, Ukraine, on Jan. 21, 2022.
A poster of Russian President Vladimir Putin is used as target practice near Zolote, Ukraine, on Jan. 21, 2022.

For Opposition to Putin’s War, Look to the Fringes of His Empire

The dirty secret of the Russian military is that long-conquered subjects are the Kremlin’s cannon fodder.

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Russian soldier patrols the Mariupol theater.

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Open-source investigations were once potent journalistic tools, but in Ukraine, they’re being used on the battlefield.

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BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 05: A general view of the Great Hall of the People during the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers a speech in the opening of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress at The Great Hall of People on March 5, 2023 in Beijing, China.China's annual political gathering known as the Two Sessions will convene leaders and lawmakers to set the government's agenda for domestic economic and social development for the year. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 05: A general view of the Great Hall of the People during the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers a speech in the opening of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress at The Great Hall of People on March 5, 2023 in Beijing, China.China's annual political gathering known as the Two Sessions will convene leaders and lawmakers to set the government's agenda for domestic economic and social development for the year. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Inside China’s ‘Two Sessions’

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Over the last few years, Washington has prioritized relocating manufacturing production back to the United States. Critics abroad argue that America’s new industrial policy is protectionis...Show more

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Ukraine’s Battlefield Dynamics

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Russia has gone from one mobilization to the next, burning through equipment and ammunition faster than it can replace it—even resorting to the recruitment of prisoners to fight its drawn-...Show more