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Trump Goes Brazil: Import Substitution on His Mind

Is the new US President really trying to resolve the competitiveness challenge by relying on outdated 1960s style, Brazilian economic concepts?

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Binary Choice and American Politics in the Age of Complexity

The domestic set-up in the US, with two dominant political parties, is not conducive to constructive engagement. It favors paralysis or overreach.

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Americans’ Moby Dick: The 21st Century Edition

The “War On Terror” is entering its 16th year. But why does it have such a hold over Americans’ lives, culture and politics?

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Political Inversions: Clinton in ’08 and Obama in ’16?

A reflection on the strategic consequences of accidental American political inversions.

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The US Electoral College and Weeding Out the Chaff

How the Founding Fathers’ original intent regarding the Electoral College over time was turned on its very head.

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Behind the Real U.S. Strategic Blunder in Syria

Obama’s Syria policy failed because it did not anticipate provoking Iranian and Russian interventions.

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Why Even Democrats Should Vote for Speaker Ryan

As Americans must regain their respect for one another, how far should Democrats go to work with Republicans now?

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The United States in 2016: As Distrustful as the GDR?

As 2017 begins, a meditation on reining in vitriol and reviving Americans’ trust in one another.

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The U.S. Government and the Major Banks: Justice for Sale at the Bazaar

To date, not a single top banker has been put on trial, let alone sent to prison, for the frauds perpetrated by the institutions they lead.

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Different Under Trump? Why Russia Grates Americans So Much

The reemergence of US’s erstwhile counterpart from the bipolar world order is an uncomfortable reminder that the presumed age of American hegemony is history.

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