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The Long Decline of Congressional Oversight

Congress doesn‘t pay much attention to foreign policy anymore. Democrats probably won‘t change that.

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Foreign Policy and the Next Congress

With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump could face a real challenge on policy-including foreign policy-for the first time since his inauguration.

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Is a ‘No Deal‘ Brexit Still Avoidable?

There is no obvious Brexit deal that is both acceptable to the EU and likely to pass in the House of Commons.

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Spain Digs Up Its Past

The Spanish government‘s plans to exhume the country‘s former dictator Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen has caused a fierce debate over the dictator‘s legacy and the politics of memory.

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The True Lessons of the Recession

Most experts think the global recession was caused by a collapse in demand -- and so, in good Keynesian fashion, they want governments to ramp up spending to compensate. But the West‘s recent growth was dependent on borrowing. Going even further into debt now won‘t help; instead, countries need to address the underlying flaws in their economies.

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Autocracy With Chinese Characteristics

Since opening its markets in 1978, China has reformed its vast bureaucracy to realize many of the benefits of democratization without giving up single-party control. But bureaucratic reforms cannot substitute for political reforms forever. And under Xi, the limits of this approach are beginning to loom large.

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The Right Way to Manage a Nuclear North Korea

Washington needs to accept that North Korea will remain a nuclear power for the foreseeable future and manage the situation accordingly.

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How to Counter China‘s Influence in the South Pacific

The United States and key regional allies are finally sharpening their focus on strategic competition with China for influence in the South Pacific.

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The Populist Wave Hits the Catholic Church

The turmoil in the Catholic Church today reveals yet another front in the populist rebellion against establishment leaders that has roiled the politics of the West.

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The Deal Trump Should Strike With Xi

Focus on liberalizing investment, not trade, at the G-20.

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Demystifying the Arab Spring

Why have the upheavals in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya followed such different paths? Because of the countries‘ vastly different cultures and histories, writes the president of the American University in Cairo. Washington must come to grips with these variations if it hopes to shape the outcomes constructively. This article appears in the Foreign Affairs/CFR eBook, The New Arab Revolt.

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Brexit and Broken Promises

The United Kingdom embraced a political fantasy in June 2016, when a slight majority of Brexit referendum participants voted for the country to leave the European Union

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Beyond the AI Arms Race

AI Superpowers risks feeding the zero-sum arms race thinking that he himself warns could hurt humanity‘s ability to harness AI for good.

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