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Meet the Odd Array of Foreign Politicians in Cleveland for the GOP Convention

(blog) (blog)Farage and far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders are among the best-known attendees, with the Brit speaking at a “Brexit policy luncheon” on Wednesday...

Why Mike Pence Is Good for GOP Conservatives — and for Cory Booker

(blog) (blog)It just got a lot easier for conservatives to vote for Donald Trump in November. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is a solid, traditional,...

Ex-General to Top Brass: Stay Out of the 'Cesspool of Domestic Politics'

(blog) (blog)Politics isn't new to Kelly, who served as the Marines' congressional liaison and later as senior military assistant to Defense Secretaries Robert Gates...

The Vanishing of Canada's First Nations Women

(blog)... a regional chief with the Assembly of First Nations, lamented “a national shame and a national tragedy.” Carolyn Bennett, a liberal member of...

Goodbye Boris Johnson, We Hardly Knew Ye

(blog) (blog)Home Secretary Theresa May, a conservative who supported staying in the government bloc, is expected to be Gove's top competitor. Even Gove seemed...

David Cameron's Austerity Bomb Finally Went Off

(blog) (blog)And I didn't imagine that we would have the ill-timed economic policies of David Cameron's Conservative government to thank. A big motivation for...

Can Paul Ryan Save the Republican Party from Donald Trump?

(blog) (blog)It is to the legislature that conservatives who oppose Trump's outlandish proposals can repair. Yet his presence at the top of the Republican...

The Death of the Most Generous Nation on Earth

(blog) (blog)Yet the New Year's Eve 2016 orgy of rape and theft in Cologne, in which migrants have been heavily implicated, may force Chancellor...

The Key to Canada-Venezuela Relations: Distancing from US/Harper Foreign Policy

In response to some of the rising criticism, as well as a scathing United Nations report, Liberal MP John McKay had put forth the private...

Justin Trudeau Is Putting the 'Liberal' Back in 'Canadian Foreign Policy'

(blog) (blog)Yes, nearly seven years after Obama came to power, Canada is following America's liberal lead in foreign affairs. On Oct. 19, Canada's center-left...

The Pope Believes in Climate Change (and One Group of Catholics are Glad to ...

(blog) (blog)Stephen Moore, an American Catholic economist, warned in a January op-ed that Francis was part of a “radical green movement that is at...

GOP Leadership Publicly Commits to Obama's Asian Trade Deal

and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sent a message to Republicans and Democrats opposed to President Barack Obama's bold trade agenda: Your move. Five days...

The Fight Over Canada's Patriot Act

(blog) (blog)That fateful October week crystallized the opinion of Canada's ruling Conservative Party: The Islamist terrorist threat is real. That notion eventually spawned Bill...

The Fight Over Canada's Patriot Act

(blog) (blog)That fateful October week crystallized the opinion of Canada's ruling Conservative Party: The Islamist terrorist threat is real. That notion eventually spawned Bill...

Iggy Azalea Loves Francis Fukuyama. No, Really.

The process of distancing myself from neo-conservatism happened four years ago really. I had decided the war wasn't a good idea some time in 2002...

Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 27, 2014

Ahead of the 25-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Andrei Shleifer and Daniel Treisman assess the state of Eastern European democracy for...

Fort Meade and the Maple Leaf

But the shooting may have given Harper's conservative government, which holds a majority of seats in parliament, the final push it needs to get them...

How to Keep Ebola Out of Your Neighborhood

Rather than rattling the nerves of hundreds of Dallas parents afraid to return their children to classrooms visited by Duncan's youngest contacts, public health officials...

'Their Only Option Is Independence'

But she also cautioned that her views are more conservative than those of many Uighurs. "The Chinese government left no other ... "Part of the...

Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, September 29, 2014

Rachel Williamson explains why Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's plan to formalize Egypt's black market economy may not have the desired effect. Emily Parker ...

The Scottish Question Has Not Been Answered

The promise of new powers for Scotland, made initially by former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown as polls emerged 10 days before the referendum showing...

'Our Hands and Arms Are Tied'

LONDON — "David was like so very many of us," his brother wrote in a statement released by Britain's Foreign Office on Sunday morning. The...

FP's Situation Report: How Kerry isn't coordinating with Syria; What's Turkey ...

"On this day, we must remember the men and women we lost: Michael Arnold, Martin Bodrog, Arthur Daniels, Sylvia Frasier, Kathleen Gaarde, John Johnson, Frank...

#DavidHaines

The image of 44-year-old David Haines kneeling in the bright orange robe next to his executioner in the video released by the Islamic State (IS)...

Unhappy Ending

Prayuth's Cabinet list, announced on Aug. 31, may prove to be a turning point in the junta's credibility: It comprises military men, ex-bureaucrats, and a...

This Month's Issue

(blog)I think John Kerry has a perfect voting record on Israel -- 30 years in the Senate, 100 percent support -- that comes not...

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(blog)Even the conservative-leaning Daily Mail in Britain, recognized that: "Here is a country that is able to overthrow a dictator if it chooses, but...

FP's Situation Report: As a rescue mission looks "unlikely," a decision for ...

FP's Situation Report: As a rescue mission looks "unlikely," a decision for ...In the debate in Britain, Cameron took fire from members of his own...

Caught Red-Handed

(blog)A Poor Chapter in the History Books · Aaron David Miller | 36 minutes ago ..... the new normal. This is what you're going...

FP's Situation Report: Chaos in Ukraine

(blog)How the supreme leader's revolutionary acceptance of cutting-edge fertility treatments is changing lives in Iran -- and unsettling the deeply conservative Sunni Middle East.

Ukraine's Military: Undermanned, Underfunded, and in…

(blog)The military there now numbers closer to 130,000, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer told . Just as significantly, Ukraine has done little...