The Counteroffensive

The future of the democratic world will be determined by whether the Ukrainian military can break a stalemate with Russia and drive the country backwards—perhaps even out of Crimea for good.

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The Snowden Revelations Reconsidered

The leak in 2013 of NSA documents detailing mass surveillance of electronic communications seemed to have seismic significance. Today, the legacy looks less clear.

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