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  • War by Other Means
    War by Other Means by Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris

    In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground, Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics.

  • State Capitalism
    State Capitalism by Joshua Kurlantzick

    Joshua Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world.

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    House and Senate Republicans to go on joint retreat, Philadelphia

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Watch experts discuss the global economy, live on Tuesday, January 24, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. (EST).


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On This Day

  • January 20, 1981

    Fifty-two hostages held at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, for 444 days are freed after the United States releases $8 billion in Iranian assets.


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