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Donald Trump is sworn in as the forty-fifth president of the United States. (Reuters/Kevin Lemarque)

Ten Most Significant World Events in 2017

Last year a lot of people were asking if 2016 was the worst year ever. (It wasn’t.) I haven’t seen anyone making similar claims about 2017, but that doesn’t mean that this year didn’t produce its share of significant world events. It has. Below is my top ten, listed in descending order. You may want to read what follows closely. Read More

December 8, 2017

Elections and Voting
Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in president.

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December 4, 2017

United States
Facebook Live: The Sovereignty Wars

I sat down today with my colleague Stewart Patrick to discuss his new book, The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the World. It was a far-ranging discussion about the perpetual battle in American politics over whether and when the United States should be willing to accept limitation on its sovereign powers.

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December 1, 2017

Political History and Theory
Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2018

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand seventeen witnessed many significant historically anniversaries: the centennial of the U.S.

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