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If you followed me on Twitter in 2016-2017 or read some of my posts in the same period, you may know that one of my least favorite phrases is “soft power.” Nye used the term back in 1990 to explain why, despite American relative decline, the United States was “bound to lead.” Recall that in […]
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Until a few days ago, not that many people in the international-relations community were paying attention to Dr. Kiron Skinner, the current Director of Policy Planning at the State Department. Skinner has the distinction of being the highest-ranking African-American woman in the Trump administration’s foreign policy team. She’s a full professor at Carnegie Mellon University; […]
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Leadership for the 21st Century

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On November 13, 2018
Things sure are going well: And, according to a source outside the White House who has spoken recently with the president, last week’s Wall Street Journal report confirming Trump’s central role during the 2016 campaign in quietly arranging payoffs for two women alleging affairs with him seemed to put him in an even worse mood. […]
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Casey Michael on China’s mass internment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang: In China’s remote western province of Xinjiang, the Chinese government has begun constructing a series of internment camps larger than anything the world currently knows. Meant to house upwards of a million — and potentially more — of the region’s indigenous Muslim minority, known as […]
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