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  • Is the United States Still “Free”?

    Paul R. Pillar Security, Africa All Americans ought to be concerned about this trend. Freedom House recently released its latest annual report on the state of political rights and civil liberties around the world. The picture is mixed as always, with many reasons for pessimism along with some glimmers of hope. The number of countries whose performance worsened in 2018 was greater than the number that improved, although the differential between backsliders and improvers was less than in 2017. A...

    The National Interest
  • United States vs. Brazil

    Follow live coverage of the United States vs Brazil 2019 Women's International Friendly, SheBelieves Cup football match.

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  • The United States' Strategy For Venezuela

    NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Elliott Abrams, special envoy for Venezuela, about the Trump administration's strategy after the U.N. Security Council rejected a U.S. resolution on Venezuela.

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  • United States vs. Japan

    Follow live coverage of the United States vs Japan 2019 Women's International Friendly, SheBelieves Cup football match.

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  • The United City-States Of America, Mapped

    Authored by Nolan Gray via Medium.com, From ancient Greece to Renaissance Italy to the Four Asian Tigers, city-states have always punched above their weight. They’ve driven culture forward, facilitated global commerce, and charged ahead of their nation-bound peers. Indeed, cities  - and the metropolitan regions that orbit around them  -  make sense as a political and economic unit. The key services we depend on government to do, from building infrastructure to ensuring public safety, are...

    Zero Hedge
  • Nonfiction: The ‘Enigma’ Who Is the Chief Justice of the United States

    Joan Biskupic’s “The Chief” examines John Roberts’s life and his career on the Supreme Court.

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  • Does the United States Need a Civilian Nuclear Industry?

    Patrick Roberts, Ariel Ahram Security, Americas Instead of a greater financial cushion, what the nuclear industry needs is more transparent exposure to market signals. The U.S. nuclear industry is on life support. Two nuclear reactors currently under construction have been canceled. Westinghouse, once at the vanguard of American technology, filed for bankruptcy in 2017 and is now owned by a Canadian firm. These troubles have affected the human capital—technicians, engineers, and other...

    The National Interest