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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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An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon over Egypt on September 2, 2023.
An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon over Egypt on September 2, 2023. Department of Defense

Happy 76th Birthday to the United States Air Force

The United States Air Force marks seventy-six years of service. Read More

Sudan
The President’s Inbox Recap: Sudan’s Civil War
The deadly conflict in Sudan has displaced millions and could roil the region.
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The President’s Inbox Recap: Assessing the NATO Summit
The 2023 NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, unified its members.
Climate Change
The President’s Inbox Recap: What Climate Change Means for the Bay of Bengal
Rising sea levels and hotter temperatures threaten the Bay of Bengal.
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    Meet Francis X. Suarez, Republican Presidential Candidate
    The Miami mayor is a candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
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    The President’s Inbox Recap: The Fourth of July
    The American Revolution wasn’t inevitable.