We need to talk about liberalism and foreign policy

Over at Wisdom of Crowds, the Brookings Institution’s Shadi Hamid puts his finger on the tension between promoting democracy and promoting liberalism in US foreign policy. Building up on his earlier case for ‘democratic minimalism,’ ....

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Unpacking the European Union’s recent tech policy rulings

To the EU’s detractors on the far left, the European project is imbued with “neoliberalism” and in bed with large corporations; to those on the right, it is a bureaucratic monstrosity stifling competition and burdening ....

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No, China didn’t grow in the second quarter

China’s official statistics and “independent experts” who repeat them are often frustrating. When the Communist Party is tense, they’re outrageous. For weeks, the party telegraphed plans for Q2 to start a magical economic recovery reflecting Xi Jinping’s ....

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The US is confronting Nicaragua’s dictator(s) without a game plan

Nicaraguans continue to struggle under the oppressive yoke of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo’s regime. The ruling couple’s terrifying human rights abuses continue unabated, and the regime stands out for its negligent response to the ....

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4 more years of Andrés Manuel López Obrador? Part 2: Security

The festering security crises in Mexico are ominous. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) campaigned to end the so-called drug war strategy against bloodthirsty narcotraffickers. He has described his security policy as “hugs, not bullets” ....

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4 more years of Andrés Manuel López Obrador? Part 1: Economy

President Trump and his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), will put on smiles, if not masks, as they meet this week in Washington to showcase cooperation on trade and immigration. Trump can argue ....

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Mexico’s government continues losing pace with cartel threat

For years, Mexico has struggled with a deteriorating security environment as well-armed drug cartels have pushed the country’s homicide rate to perilous heights. A recent and sophisticated assassination attempt against Mexico City’s police chief highlights ....

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