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25 Years Since Tiananmen, What Might Have Been  


June 2, 2014  

The early summer of 1989 was the most optimistic season in recent memory. William Wordsworth, writing in a previous revolutionary... 

Containing Russian Fascism  


May 5, 2014  

Effective policy-making begins by accurately assessing adversaries. Americans have a tendency to assume that their opponents... 

Western Help for Ukraine  


February 23, 2014  

Ukraine is teetering on the edge of civil war. Courageous public demonstrations in Kiev and sympathetic parliamentary actions... 

The Last of Our Heroes  


December 5, 2013  

Nelson Mandela’s death is more than just the death of a great man. It is the death of a hero. He lived a life that... 

Speak Up about Egypt  


August 20, 2013  

Since July 3, when the Egyptian military overthrew the elected government of Mohamed Morsi, the United States has said almost... 

Hiroshima’s Anniversary  


August 6, 2013  

Today I had the opportunity to visit the site of the first atomic bombing, Hiroshima, and participate in the annual commemoration.... 

Kissinger at 90  


May 26, 2013  

Henry Kissinger was born on 27 May 1923, in the shadow of the First World War. As a child, he witnessed the democratic exuberance... 

Sequester Standoff  


March 1, 2013  

The United States is the most technologically sophisticated society on the globe. The United States is also rapidly becoming... 

Strong Argument with Little Vision  


January 21, 2013  

President Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural Address was a clear and sincere demand for equality, opportunity, and compassion.... 

An Ashamed Patriot  


December 31, 2012  

I am a scholar and a patriot. My fellow academics often criticize me for this. I cannot be “objective” about... 

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