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Ricochet Spitefulness

Ricochet Spitefulness

Large parts of the U.S. electorate acted on a surprising negative impulse in the 2020 election, a phenomenon that likely will hang around.

Adam Garfinkle
No Hurry—We’re the EU

No Hurry—We’re the EU

Why the EU and Germany have failed to defeat the pandemic.

Josef Joffe
The Asia Puzzle

The Asia Puzzle

America’s Asian partners exude loads of ambivalence on China, says a top analyst in Tokyo.

Brad Glosserman
Seeing China Clearly
Books

Seeing China Clearly

Remarkably, a coherent, unifying China policy emerged out of the chaotic Trump years. The Chinese regime itself deserves much of the credit.

Ellen Bork
Doubling Down on Democracy

Doubling Down on Democracy

A new Freedom House report reveals that, while Americans desire reform, their commitment to democracy and its ideals remains as strong as ever.

Tod Lindberg
Tireless in Baku
Short Take

Tireless in Baku

She’s been harassed and arrested, spending in one case a year and a half in prison. American Purpose’s Sophia Vahanvaty speaks with investigative corruption reporter Khadija Ismayilova.

Khadija Ismayilova, Sophia Vahanvaty
What Putin and Xi Really Want
Interview

What Putin and Xi Really Want

Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves speaks with American Purpose about Europe caught between America and its rivals.

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Shirley Martey Hargis, Jeffrey Gedmin
The Persian Temptation

The Persian Temptation

Don’t lose perspective and let Iran run the Near East.

Seth Cropsey, Harry Halem