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Posts in category “World”

Vladimir Putin, Christian Crusader?

In his Kremlin defense of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin, even before …

Posted April 4th, 2014

Huawei Builds China’s Own Internet “Home-Field Advantage”

Last weekend, the New York Times and Der Spiegel reported that the NSA has been …

Posted March 31st, 2014

What’s Happening in Egypt?

The turmoil and tension surrounding Ukraine has dominated the media as of …

Posted March 28th, 2014

Taiwan’s Protests Could Mean Trouble With China

Taiwan, the semi-autonomous nation not known for making waves, is erupting over …

Posted March 25th, 2014

Europe’s Bonds Begin to Fade

A week ago, in the St. George’s Hall in the Kremlin, Russia’s …

Posted March 25th, 2014

Why Finland’s Educational Model Is More Conservative Than Ours

Advocates of education reform have pointed to Finland consistently over the past …

Posted March 18th, 2014

Russia’s Demographic Time Bomb

In the last stanza of “The Battle of Blenheim,” Robert Southey writes: …

Posted March 14th, 2014

Kunming Knife Attacks Point to Prolonged Ethnic Conflict

Chaos erupted on Saturday afternoon at a Kunming railway station, in the …

Posted March 4th, 2014

Three Paths for Putin

Yesterday I outlined what I still think is Russia’s preferred outcome in …

Posted March 1st, 2014

Why Russia Doesn’t Want Crimea

Some TV and Twitter commentators have begun to suggest an independent Crimea …

Posted February 28th, 2014

Should the U.S. Intervene or End Syrian War?

Whether saber rattling or not, word is out that the White House …

Posted February 28th, 2014

Ukraine’s Cautious Hope in the Mornings After Maidan

It will be difficult returning to the daily grind of American partisan …

Posted February 24th, 2014

Lee Smith Anoints the New Kennan

Writing in Tablet, Weekly Standard editor and neoconservative Lee Smith sounds an …

Posted February 7th, 2014

When Schools Appropriate Religious Education

The separation between church and state is there for the protection of both institutions.

Posted January 9th, 2014

Could Internships Confront Social Inequality?

Social inequality is not just a problem in America. Income gap weaves …

Posted January 4th, 2014

Rand and Hillary, Profiles in Discretion

Steve Walt wonders when Hillary is going to let us in on her …

Posted December 30th, 2013

Is the Politics of the Future Chauvinism vs. Multiculturalism?

By their heroes shall you know them. In his eulogy, President Obama …

Posted December 27th, 2013