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Enrique Peña Nieto: the Most Interesting Man in the World

Philandering, gaffe-prone, possibly corrupt—and very effective.

Washington's Biggest Strategic Mistake

We've managed to pit China and Russia against us—a poor foreign policy move.

The Prize for Fencing Stolen Goods

Journalistic coverage of the NSA revelations has hardly been worthy of the Pulitzer.

GOP Hawks Gear Up for War on Rand Paul

Wary at first, neoconservatives are stepping up the pressure on the Kentucky senator.

The Rand Paul Threat

The Kentucky senator should be pleased with all the attention he's been getting—even when it's negative.

How the Paycheck Fairness Act Will Hurt Women

Harming merit-based pay, flexible work arrangements, 

The Tragic Decline of American Foreign Policy

The tough years are coming to an end—yet the United States continues to fade abroad.

What To Do After Peace Process Failure

Good and bad ideas.

The Slow Death of the Old Global Order

Washington is oblivious.

The Aboutalebi Affair in Context

The law and politics of denying Iran's prospective UN ambassador a visa.

The Folly of the Pollard Ploy

Putting the confessed spy on the table in the peace talks was always a bad idea. 

A Peril to the Iran Nuclear Deal

Banks are afraid to release the Iranian money promised in the deal.

NATO Expansion and the Road to Simferopol

Why the alliance moved east—against its own interests.

Obamacare: The Fight Is Hardly Over

The healthcare law has found new momentum—but it hasn't assured its permanence.

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April 19, 2014