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Given that most of China’s population is still close to the land, village democracy is an important force for normative change. READ MORE

October 14, 2015

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

What Germany has created through three weeks of unrestrained idealism is a policy quagmire that may reverberate for generations. READ MORE

September 16, 2015

For the lucky many who make it to the shores of the European Union (arrivals now exceed 100,000 a month) the journey has just begun. READ MORE

August 24, 2015

Liberalization without taxation will push the Chinese government into the familiar Third World pattern of perpetual fiscal crisis. READ MORE

August 16, 2015

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

August 10, 2015

Claims (or fears) of Chinese global domination are clearly overblown. The budget numbers just don’t add up. READ MORE

August 5, 2015