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

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Ten World Figures Who Died in 2018

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2018 who shaped U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten world figures who died this year. Each made a mark on history. Read More

December 27, 2018

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2018

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2018 who through their vision, service, intellect, or courage made a mark on U.S. foreign policy. They will be missed.

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December 20, 2018

Donald Trump
Ten Most Significant World Events in 2018

You aren’t alone if you’re feeling worn down as 2018 comes to a close. It’s been a trying year when it comes to the world scene. A seemingly unending parade of summits, crises, protests, and conflicts dominated the news. Below is my list of the top ten world events of the year, listed in descending order. You may want to read what follows closely. Several of these stories will continue into 2019.

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December 12, 2018

Elections and Voting
Ten Elections to Watch in 2019

Millions of people around the world voted in 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin earned his fourth term in office, though the contest was far from free and fair.

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