Protectionism has been a frequent feature of the republic since its founding.
Taiwan and its friends are becoming more powerful together.
A successful campaign in Mosul has the potential to be an important milestone in the process of reconciliation, but only if the post-campaign period is given due attention.
For Tehran, Riyadh is little more than an afterthought.
Obama clearly did not succeed in making the world more stable and less dangerous during his eight years in power.
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