Decline Watch

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Sorry, America, the New World Order Is Dead

Putin isn't dragging the world back to the 19th century. Obama just needs to stop pretending it's 1991.


Declinism Is America and Mitt Can Too

Doomsday prophesying is a favorite American pastime, but Mitt Romney wants no part of it (anymore).


Are All States Failing States?

Every unstable country is unstable in its own way.


Bear in a China Shop

It's not the booming economy that's about to burst -- it's bigger than that. Social discontent and, yes, income inequality could rip China apart at the seams.

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The Strategic Vacuum

The global economy is in trouble -- if political and business leaders don't stop substituting short-term tactical responses for real, substantive reform.