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.

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Declinism Is America and Mitt Can Too

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

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Are All States Failing States?

Every unstable country is unstable in its own way.

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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.

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