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Let a Thousand Parties Bloom

The only way to prevent America’s two-party system from succumbing to extremism is to scrap it altogether.

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The Upside of Populism

The same impulse that brought Trump to power could save U.S. democracy.

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America Doesn’t Need a Grand Strategy

Searching for the next holy grail of foreign policy is stopping the United States from solving the world’s most pressing problems.

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Why Trade Wars Are Inevitable

Trump’s trade wars aren’t just about him or China—but global economic imbalances that the next U.S. administration will still have to address.

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The Internet Broke the News Industry—and Can Fix It, Too

The only way to save journalism is to make readers direct participants in making, and paying for, the media.

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The Upside of Populism

The same impulse that brought Trump to power could save U.S. democracy.

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America Doesn’t Need a Grand Strategy

Searching for the next holy grail of foreign policy is stopping the United States from solving the world’s most pressing problems.

Decoder

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Repent for Your Frequent Flyer Miles!

Feeling guilty for the carbon burned on your last flight? The Germans have a word for that.

Profile

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Can Brexit End the Scourge of British Nativism? Dominic Cummings Thinks So.

Boris Johnson’s Brexit guru sees a quick departure from the EU as the best way to neutralize Britain’s far-right.

Debunker

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Why Huawei Isn’t So Scary

The Chinese company’s lead in the 5G race isn’t insurmountable, and other firms and countries shouldn’t rush into the fray.

Argument

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The World Is Reaping the Chaos the British Empire Sowed

Locals are still paying for the mess the British left behind in Hong Kong and Kashmir.

Artifact

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The Weapon Britain’s Parliament Can’t Do Without

The mace is a symbol of royal power—and sometimes of lawmakers’ anger.

Review

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The Great Indian Streaming Wars

The battle over the country’s future is being waged one TV screen—and smartphone—at a time.

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Can American Values Survive in a Chinese World?

A new book looks at the China challenge for the United States—and China itself.

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The Women Who Shaped Obama’s Foreign Policy

Two new memoirs by Samantha Power and Susan Rice show how idealists became insiders—and what was lost along the way.

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