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    • An Internet Whole and Free

    • By: Kal Raustiala
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 18 mins
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    The Obama administration did not give away the Internet by freeing the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to act autonomously. In fact, its actions will protect the best of the Internet: its openness, diversity, and resilience.

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    • The Meaning of Kissinger

    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 27 mins
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    There are reasons other than his longevity why so many world leaders - among them the Chinese President Xi Jinping - continue to seek the counsel of Henry Kissinger, who stepped down as U.S. secretary of state close to four decades ago.

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    • American Political Decay or Renewal?

    • By: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Two years ago, I argued in these pages that America was suffering from political decay. The country’s constitutional system of checks and balances, combined with partisan polarization and the rise of well-financed interest groups, had combined to yield what I labeled “vetocracy,” a situation in which it was easier to stop government from doing things than it was to use government to promote the common good.

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    • Interesting take on the politics of today

    • By Eric on 12-14-16

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    • Why Putin Took Crimea

    • By: Daniel Treisman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s seizure of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in early 2014 was the most consequential decision of his 16 years in power. By annexing a neighboring country’s territory by force, Putin overturned in a single stroke the assumptions on which the post–Cold War European order had rested. The question of why Putin took this step is of more than historical interest.

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    • How to Fix America's Infrastructure

    • By: Aaron Klein
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Just after 6 PM on August 1, 2007, at the peak of rush hour, 111 vehicles were driving across the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis when a thin metal plate in the bridge’s central span ripped. The bridge collapsed, plunging vehicles and passengers into the river more than 60 feet below. Thirteen people died, and 145 were injured.

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    • The Evolution of Hamas

    • By: Dalia Hatuqa, Gregg Carlstrom
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Hamas is becoming increasingly unpopular in Gaza. And the group itself is divided, with its moderate Politburo increasingly overshadowed by a hard-line military wing.

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    • Populism Is Not Fascism

    • By: Sheri Berman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 20 mins
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    Although today’s right-wing populists share some similarities with the interwar fascists, the differences are more significant. And more important, what today’s comparisons often fail to explain is how noxious politicians and parties grow into the type of revolutionary movements capable of fundamentally threatening democracy, as interwar fascism did.

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    • Capitalism in Crisis

    • By: Mark Blyth
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Ever since the emergence of mass democracy after World War II, an inherent tension has existed between capitalism and democratic politics; capitalism allocates resources through markets, whereas democracy allocates power through votes. Economists, in particular, have been slow to accept that this tension exists. Instead, they have tended to view markets as a realm beyond the political sphere and to see politics as something that gets in the way of an otherwise self-adjusting system.

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    • The Game Theory of Terrorism

    • By: Jacob Olidort
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 15 mins
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    At what point does an extremist become a violent extremist? As the world - wakened by the recent terrorist attacks in Baghdad, Beirut, Paris, and now in California and London, too - struggles to defeat the Islamic State (also called ISIS), the answer is more important than ever.

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    • Climate Policy in the Age of Trump

    • By: Ted Nordhaus, Alex Trembath, Jessica Lovering
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Of the many reasons that a slim minority of voters chose to elect a bombastic reality television star to be president of the United States, climate change was surely not high on the list. Nonetheless, Donald Trump assumed the office last week openly hostile to the environmental movement. He has threatened to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, gut the Barack Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, and cut funding for climate science research.

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    • ISIS as Revolutionary State

    • By: Stephen M. Walt
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 32 mins
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    New twist on an old story.

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    • Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault

    • The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin
    • By: John J. Mearsheimer
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 34 mins
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    Conventional wisdom in the West blames the Ukraine crisis on Russian aggression. But this account is wrong: Washington and its European allies actually share most of the responsibility, having spent decades pushing east into Russia’s natural sphere of interest.

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    • view of big boys

    • By Ruslan on 01-12-15

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    • The Drone Revolution

    • By: Lawrence D. Freedman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 17 mins
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    It is a measure of how much the United States’ security has improved since the more dangerous moments of the Cold War that the most troublesome issues in the military field today concern not weapons of mass destruction but targeted killing. The power that comes with access to the nuclear codes, of course, remains foremost when considering a presidential candidate’s fitness for office. Yet no American leader has authorized the use of nuclear weapons since 1945.

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    • Making Government Smarter

    • By: Bjorn Lomborg
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 22 mins
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    In Bangladesh, the Copenhagen Consensus Center has used cost-benefit analysis to compare the expected returns from alternative policies, allowing the government to improve its citizens’ lives by choosing the best ones. The approach may sound simplistic, but it has the potential to bring enormous benefits almost everywhere.

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    • Faulty Powers

    • Who Started the Ukraine Crisis?
    • By: Michael McFaul, Stephen Sestanovich, John J. Mearsheimer
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 47 mins
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    Responding to Mearsheimer's controversial essay blaming the West for the Ukraine crisis, McFaul and Sestanovich put the blame back on Putin and his ideological extremism, denying that NATO expansion provoked him. Mearsheimer replies.

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    • How America Lost Faith in Expertise

    • By: Tom Nichols
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 34 mins
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    We are moving beyond a natural skepticism regarding expert claims to the death of the ideal of expertise itself. This is a bad thing. If trust in experts dissipates, expertise will serve not the public interest, but the interest of whatever clique is paying its bills. And such an outcome is already perilously near.

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    • Trump and the Holy Land

    • By: Dana H. Allin, Steven N. Simon
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 26 mins
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    In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the most basic requirement for President Donald Trump is to do no harm, following in the steps of past presidents. But Trump looks different.

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    • Is Innovation Over?

    • By: Tyler Cowen
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Almost seven years after the Great Recession officially ended, the U.S. economy continues to grow at a sluggish rate. Real wages are stagnant. The real median wage earned by men in the United States is lower today than it was in 1969. Median household income, adjusted for inflation, is lower now than it was in 1999 and has barely risen in the past several years despite the formal end of the recession in 2009.

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    • The World According to Kissinger

    • By: Wolfgang Ischinger
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 21 mins
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    How many authors could title their book simply World Order without sounding utterly presumptuous? Henry Kissinger still plays in a league of his own. For admirers and critics alike, he is more than just a former U.S. secretary of state and previous national security adviser. Some see him as the quintessential wise man of U.S. foreign policy; others, as a diehard realpolitiker hanging on to yesterday’s world; and still others, as a perennial bête noire. To all, he remains larger than life. And regardless of how one views Kissinger, his new book is tremendously valuable.

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    • China’s Maritime Militia

    • By: Andrew S. Erickson, Connor M. Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Last October, when the American destroyer USS Lassen sailed by Subi Reef, an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, a number of Chinese merchant ships and fishing boats maneuvered around it, apparently having anticipated its approach. The Lassen was on a freedom of navigation operation, meant to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to maintaining open access to the area, much of which China claims as its own.

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