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Trump‘s Flawed Plan to Oust Maduro

To make progress in Venezuela, the United States will have to work with its international partners to find a more moderate path forward.

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What‘s Driving Israeli Claims to the Golan Heights?

In recent months, Israel has been lobbying the U.S. government to recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. The abundant water in the Golan lies at the core of Israeli claims that it needs the Golan Heights for its security, as well at the base of Israeli demands for recognition.

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What a Military Intervention in Venezuela Would Look Like

Even if a military intervention began well, U.S. forces would likely find themselves bogged down in the messy work of keeping the peace for years to come.

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Why Putin Took Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s annexation of Crimea was an improvisation designed to achieve limited aims during a moment of crisis in Ukraine.

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Get Smart

Leslie Gelb‘s skepticism of "smart power" is misguided; it is only by combining the strategies of both hard and soft power that the United States can achieve its ends.

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Why Creating a Space Force Changes Nothing

Arguing over whether Washington should create a Space Force misses the point. Since space is already a competitive and a militarized domain, the task now is to protect U.S. and allied military interests in space to guard against catastrophe.

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NATO Is Thriving in Spite of Trump

Trump‘s dismissive and disparaging treatment of NATO is reckless and dangerous. But the alliance begins its eighth decade in extraordinarily robust shape despite-and in part because of-Donald Trump.

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Where Weimar Germany Went Wrong

David Blackbourn reviews Alfred Dblin‘s Berlin Alexanderplatz

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Snake-Oil Economics

Stephen Moore and Arthur Laffer‘s over-the-top enthusiasm for U.S. President Donald Trump‘s sketchy economic agenda in their new bookTrumponomicsis not likely to convince anyone not already sporting a "Make America Great Again" hat.

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How Theresa May‘s Brexit Deal Collapsed

The Irish backstop isn‘t just in Ireland.

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The World Is Still Getting Better-Even Under Trump

Despite new challenges, the United States remains a safe country in a remarkably safe world.

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Brexit and the Northern Irish Border

A hard Northern Irish border can only be avoidedif London remains within European Union‘s customs union.

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Putin‘s Game Plan in Ukraine

With presidential and parliamentary elections fast approaching in Ukraine, Russia sees a chance to return the country to its sphere of influence.

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Is There a Future For American Universities in the Middle East?

American universities in the Middle East serve asmodels of the values of robust debate, critical inquiry, and participatory governance.

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