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Welcome to North Korea's Game of Thrones

The plot thickens in Pyongyang.

The Demographics Unit: A Blot on Bloomberg's Legacy

He thinks he's heaven-bound, but we should judge him for his surveillance here.

Democracy on the Brink in Iraq

After the election, will the Shi'a, Sunni, and Kurdish parties cooperate?


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.

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. 

When Kerry Stormed D.C.

John Kerry was just five years out of Yale when he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and became an instant celebrity.


The Aboutalebi Affair in Context

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

Russia, Sanctions, and Politics in Iran

Iran's internal situation, and our reaction to it, will matter more than Moscow's moves.

Books & Reviews

The Tea Party's Godfather

The life of L. Brent Bozell, Jr., the man who vied with Buckley for leadership of American conservatism.

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.

Roosevelt and His Diplomatic Pawns

FDR masterfully maneuvered the United States into the Second World War without appearing to do so. His corps of envoys and advisers did little to shape the agenda of a strategic and political mastermind.

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April 24, 2014