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

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West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl during a 1989 visit to Dresden, then part of East Germany. (Reuters/ Michael Urban)

Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten world figures who died this year. Each made a mark on history. Some were heroes; some were villains. And for some, which they were is your call to make. Read More

December 27, 2017

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through their vision, service, intellect, or courage helped shape U.S. foreign policy. They will be missed.

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December 22, 2017

Global
Seven Foreign Policy Stories to Watch in 2018

Two thousand seventeen had its fair share of big news stories. The same will be true of 2018. Some of those stories undoubtedly will be a surprise.

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December 20, 2017

United States
The Iran Deal Saga Continues

An important legislative deadline passed last week in Washington without much mention.

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