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Lindsay analyzes the politics shaping U.S. foreign policy and the sustainability of American power.

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Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama at President Trump’s inauguration. (Reuters/ Rick Wilking)

A Presidents’ Day Quiz

Monday is Presidents’ Day. To get you in the proper celebratory mood, TWE presents its seventh annual Presidents’ Day quiz. Read More

February 9, 2018

Vietnam War
Lessons From the Tet Offensive

Last month marked the fiftieth anniversary of the start of the Tet Offensive.

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January 26, 2018

United States
Ten Facts About the State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump is set to deliver his first official State of the Union address Tuesday night at 9 p.m. The White House has not revealed the details of the speech yet, but it will likely hit many of the same points Trump made earlier today in his speech at Davos. You can bet he will say he had a great first year in office as he cites tax cuts, record low unemployment, and record high stock markets.

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January 18, 2018

United States
Facebook Live: The Road Not Taken

I sat down today with my colleague Max Boot to discuss his new book, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam. It was a far-ranging discussion about the Vietnam War and its legacy.

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