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When the System Fails

The pandemic has revealed both the limits of the existing multilateral system and the horrific costs of the system‘s failure.

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How to Forecast Outbreaks and Pandemics

The United States needs the contagion equivalent of the National Weather Service.

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A New Americanism

Historians‘ failure to tell a common American national story has ceded the field to charlatans offering their own twisted versions-and allowed a dangerous strain of American nationalism to take hold.

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Chronicle of a Pandemic Foretold

If the world doesn‘t learn the right lessons from its failure to prepare and act on them with the speed, resources, and political and societal commitment they deserve, the toll next time could be considerably steeper.

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The Unraveling of the U.S.-South Korean Alliance

Trump allows a cornerstone of U.S. defense strategy in Asia to wither.

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The Secret to a Safe Reopening

Why the end of lockdown looks so different around the world.

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Coronavirus Bailouts Stoke Climate Change

Not only is bailing out fossil fuel companies bad public policy, it makes little economic sense.

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Hong Kong Is Part of the Mainland Now

Beijing‘s new security law has stifled the territory‘s autonomy and hopes.

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The Vision Thing

Responding to "The End of Grand Strategy," Gavin and Steinberg argue that it is precisely because the world is so complex and challenging that grand strategy is more important than ever.

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The Rise of Strategic Corruption

A number of countries-China and Russia, in particular-are turning corruption into a weapon on the global stage.

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Facebook‘s Flawed Plan to End Antiquities Trafficking

Facebook‘s sophisticated algorithms and encrypted messaging have helped militants operating in Middle Eastern conflict zones to traffick looted antiquities-which funds terrorism, and is a war crime under international law.

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Russia‘s Afghanistan Strategy

For the last decade and a half, Russia and the United States have had largely similar aims in Afghanistan. Today, however, Moscow is convinced that it will have to stabilize the country by itself.

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What Annexation Would Really Mean for Middle East Peace

Benjamin Netanyahu is ready to bury the two-state solution.

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How a Great Power Falls Apart

To know how great powers end, one could do worse than study the last one that actually did.

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