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GOP Hawks Gear Up for War on Rand Paul

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

Korean and Japanese Legislators Working Together

Despite often tense relations, legislative exchanges have occured between the two for decades. Deepening that aspect of the relationship could be constructive.

Be Prepared for an Independent Scotland

It wouldn't be disastrous, but Washington needs a plan.

Essays

The Four Faces of the Republican Party

A deep look at the key GOP factions and how successful primary candidates navigate them.

The GOP's Identity Crisis

Can the Republican Party reinvent itself?

Erdogan, the Anti-Ataturk

The legacy of the man who dragged Turkey into the twentieth century is at risk to the rival vision of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

How to Reverse Failed Policy

U.S. policy makers have all too often clung to orthodoxies even as they fail. Yet a select few have managed to turn the ship of state around, to a better course.

The U.S. Democracy Project

American NGOs that push for democratic change abroad are facing growing resistance.

Israel's Fraying Image

There are growing signs of a divergence in American-Israeli relations and interests. 

Blogs

The Rand Paul Threat

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

The Aboutalebi Affair in Context

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

Should Gorbachev Be Tried For Treason?

He deserves a chance to prove his innocence on neutral ground, and he'd love the publicity.

Books & Reviews

The Myth of America's Triumph

The declinists are wrong—but so are many of their critics.

Teddy Roosevelt and Taft: The Odd Couple

Few American stories of personal fellowship are as poignant as the Roosevelt-Taft friendship—and its brutal disintegration.

Misunderestimating Bush and Cheney

George W. was no puppet of his Vice President—and for better or worse, we're still living in the world he built.

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April 17, 2014