Foreign and Defense Policy

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The problem at the Temple Mount has nothing to do with metal detectors and little to do with Israel. Rather, it’s about a struggle for custodianship in the Islamic world.

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The election of Emmanuel Macron in May this year and the large majority he secured in the National Assembly last month have opened a small window of opportunity for radical economic change.

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Over 90 percent of veterans are interested in continuing their public service. Among post-9/11 veterans the sense of service and civic-mindedness seems particularly strong, especially in contrast to civilian Millennials.

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Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak’s meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to promote Russian interests was typical of the work of an ambassador. President Trump will most likely sign the Russian sanctions bill, but experts suggest he should issue a signing statement to protect his constitutional right in foreign defense decisions.

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President Trump should launch an urgent rescue mission to help Venezuelans resolve their country’s crisis and choose a new government that will end violent repression, respect democratic institutions and rebuild a free market economy.

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President Trump’s decision to end aid to moderate rebels sells out the very Syrians the United States should be supporting

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Erdogan has long made the changing of Turkey’s symbols a goal. The latest symbolic watershed involves the military, and it shows how Erdogan has continued to transform the country in the year since he seized upon the abortive coup to effectively rule by decree.

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The PiS government is dismantling the basic constitutional mechanisms that keep government power in check. If it succeeds, the outcome will be nothing short of a tragedy — for conservatives and everyone who values freedom and limited government.

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Gauged by its presidents, India appears less like an outward looking power increasingly engaged with the world, and more like a fractious democracy where political calculations based on identity take precedence over everything else.

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The French has adopted an electoral system similar to the US. They would do well to keep in mind that the electoral system that made an Obama presidency possible is the same one that gave the United States Donald Trump.

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