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Making America Unsafe Again

Making America Unsafe Again

Whether it’s Russian hackers, deadly viruses, or unscrupulous investors, the Trump administration has made it much easier for some foreign agents to destabilize the United States.

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Another Extension for Our Longest War?

Another Extension for Our Longest War?

Sixteen years into the war in Afghanistan, the situation continues to deteriorate. If this were a business, it would be bankrupt. Yet the commanding U.S. general there recently requested additional troops, and President Trump’s senior military and political advisers...

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Haiti’s Political Earthquake

Haiti’s Political Earthquake

This is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and The Nation. Five years after the now-infamous Haitian earthquake, the small country faces another crisis. As Haitians mourn the earthquake that robbed them of their loved ones and livelihoods, they’ll also be...

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Hong Kong: The Future of People Power?

Hong Kong: The Future of People Power?

In 2000, I organized a meeting in China that brought together independent trade unionists, campaigners for corporate codes of conduct, and human rights advocates. We had spirited conversations about strikes and labor organizing and how to deal with the Communist...

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Who Are the People?

Who Are the People?

The people have spoken. They have elected a government. No, wait, I hear the angry shouts of a demonstration in the streets. “We are the people,” they are crying. The crowd is getting larger and larger. They are pressing against the gates of parliament and the...

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The Disease of Short-Termism

The Disease of Short-Termism

It was famously described as the “end of history.” The collapse of Communism and the victory of liberalism near the end of the 20th century seemed to suggest that the great ideological conflicts of the previous eras had come to an end. A new and powerful consensus...

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Tunisia Must Not Fail

Tunisia Must Not Fail

The economic situations of the Tunisians who drove the revolution have not improved one bit. Tunisia’s leaders need to intensify their efforts to stimulate economic development, and fast. But how can they do so when they are a little preoccupied setting up an entire government? This is where Washington comes in.

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