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The debate over American relative decline can get pretty complicated. You can’t really sum the components of state power into some kind of aggregate, “total power” measure. Even if you could, it’s not clear how you would create a metric that includes the different instruments associated with economic, military, diplomatic, and other capabilities. One effort […]
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Not the Onion: Liberal Order Edition

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On December 4, 2018
  If Pompeo sounds like he’s trying to gaslight the world, it’s probably because he is. Donald Trump is building a new world order upheld by American leadership and democracy, his secretary of state told diplomats at an event in Brussels on Tuesday, blaming Iran and China for instability in the world. “In the finest […]
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We need a formal name for the notion that, over time, Trump’s behavior tends toward being indistinguishable from that of someone working on behalf of Moscow. It seems like more than a corollary or variant of Poe’s law. But I’m not sure whom to attribute it to. That’s the conclusion that a friend of mine […]
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