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If you’d asked me about the fate of the American-led international system a few weeks ago, I would have said that Trump has done enormous damage to US leadership and national security, some of that damage is permanent, but much of the infrastructure remains capable of being patched back together. For example, the longer that […]
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The System is in Trouble

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On March 16, 2020
There’s a lot of uncertainty right now, whether about the economy, the pandemic, or the general political situation. We have a president who lies and deflects, making the inevitable noise associated with compounding crises even worse. So I think we need to focus for long enough to let the gravity of it all sink in. […]
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Sinking the Ship of State

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On March 1, 2017
Julia Ioffe’s article on her interviews with career State Department employees manages to be heartbreaking, appalling, and frightening at the same time. You should read the whole thing, but here are three choice excerpts. First, the evisceration of the professional bureaucracy in favor of barely competent loyalists and family members: A lot of this, the employee […]
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