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China Also Rises

Will China seek revenge for its century of humiliation at the hands of the West?

The Anarchic Republic of Pakistan

Pakistan's military-intelligence complex is too preoccupied with countering India to mount a serious campaign against radicals who threaten the nation's survival. The country is being destroyed from within.

St. Peter and the Minarets

The Catholic Church is under assault. A secularizing West, the encroachment of Islam into Europe, and the sexual-abuse scandal all threaten the Vatican's ability to influence the masses. The Church's response will be felt worldwide.

Latter-Day Sultans

Armed with pitch-perfect talking points for the Facebook generation, a clique of fortunate sons in the Middle East is set to take over their fathers' sclerotic dictatorships. But this is not regime change. Monarchy is back.

American Jihad

Al-Qaeda has accomplished the unthinkable: establishing an embryonic recruitment, radicalization and operational capacity on our shores. Our current strategy risks another 9/11.

War From Cyberspace

As Obama appoints Howard A. Schmidt to a new cybersecurity post, former cyberczar Richard Clarke shows America is the most vulnerable country in the world.


Moldova's Democratic Moment

Most former Soviet states are autocratic, but freedom is in the air in the land on the Dniester.

Egypt's Demographic and Environmental Time Bombs

It doesn’t really matter what ideology Egypt’s leaders claim to espouse. Addressing the fragile economy must be their priority.

Opportunity amid the Crisis with Pakistan

This is not a time for Washington to lose its nerve. The current debacle can be transformed into a better future for U.S.-Pakistani relations.


A Worried Washington Confronts Turkey

Formerly staunch allies, Turkey and the United States are becoming estranged.

The China Syndrome

After putting curbs on its rare earth minerals, Beijing has raised doubts about its self-proclaimed peaceful intentions: Is China the next Wilhelmine Germany?

Crunch Time, Delayed but not Avoided

Bosnia and Sudan await the day of reckoning.

Books & Reviews

Qutb and the Jews

The conventional wisdom says Sayyid Qutb is the forefather of modern-day Islamic fundamentalism. What is less known is how the thinker's intense anti-Semitism and contempt for female sexuality contributed to this vulgar worldview.

America Under the Caesars

Anti-interventionists allege our leaders traded a strong, austere republic for a weak and sprawling empire predicated on a military might that could not match our own ambitions. This narrative negates real threats and real victories.

Missiles Over Tskhinvali

Last summer, Russia and Georgia came to blows. Tbilisi’s pro-American president believed NATO would protect him in a fight with the big, bad bear.

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April 18, 2014