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James M. Lindsay analyzes the politics shaping U.S. foreign policy and the sustainability of American power.

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Fireworks over the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial (Reuters/ Jim Bourg)

Fourth of July Trivia Quiz

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July—TWE’s favorite holiday. To mark the occasion, here is the annual TWE Fourth of July trivia quiz. There are thirteen questions in honor of the thirteen colonies that threw off the yoke of British tyranny. Read More

June 28, 2018

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What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast.

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June 14, 2018

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Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 243nd birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army website provides a short but thorough overview of its history. Here are five things worth knowing:

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May 25, 2018

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Remembering Those Memorial Day Honors

The United States has fought twelve major wars and a countless number of smaller skirmishes in its history. Memorial Day is how we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, and marines who did not return home.

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