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Russia and China might evolve a mutually beneficial entente cordiale, but they will never combine to threaten western hegemony. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

The Assad government is guilty of terrible crimes, but a gradual evolution of Assad’s dictatorship into a responsible government is at least as likely as a battlefield victory of “moderates” followed by their gracious acceptance of former enemies into a pluralist, inclusive Syria. READ MORE

September 29, 2015

Russia should make peace with Ukraine, restore ties with Europe, and “reset” its relationship with the United States. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

America’s schools are not failing; America is failing its schools. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

The Iran deal is surely welcome, but it sets a negative precedent: that it is acceptable for stronger countries to bully weaker countries into unilaterally yielding on important policy issues. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

Most Americans believe that the United States is a country of entrepreneurs. A serious look at the data suggests otherwise. READ MORE

June 30, 2015

The Chinese economy grew by a factor of thirteen between 1980 and 2010 and is still growing by more than 6% per year. Chinese economists should be strutting across the global policy stage. Why aren’t they? READ MORE

June 17, 2015

The protests against police treatment of African Americans is a fight for the ideals of the American way of life. READ MORE

May 20, 2015