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    Mapping out elections for victory

    Electoral changes recently rammed through parliament can mean winning power at GE14 with just 16.5% of the popular vote. But would such elections confer the legitimacy to rule?

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    Macron Mic-Drops on Trump, Offers a New Call to Western Leadership

    Defending multilateralism and democracy, the French president gave the best political speech America has seen in years. Defense One - All Content…

    Erdogan’s Motley Opponents Have United to Take Him Down

    Turkey’s strongman might not be strong enough to survive the early elections he wanted. Foreign Policy…

    The Politics of Hating (And Loving) France

    From freedom fries to fast friends, below the politics of Macron’s visit lies America’s most important relationship for the war on terrorism. Defense One - All Content…

    In the contest for power, Malaysia’s resurgent states stake a claim

    The era of Malaysia's dominant federal government may be over as its leading states push for greater autonomy.

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    House Lawmakers Close Pentagon Budget Hearing to the Public

    Mattis and Dunford have open hearings at the Armed Services Committees, but will talk over their $686.1 billion request with House appropriators in private. Defense One - All Content…

    Macron’s Centrism Is Coming Apart at the Seams

    The French president spent his first year steering his country to the right — and his supporters on the left are starting to wonder what they signed up for. Foreign…

    Congress Has Willfully Abdicated Its Responsibility Over War

    After years of asking legislators to share responsibility for saving Syrians, I'm running for office myself. Foreign Policy…

    Everyone in France Wants to Claim the Legacy of 1968

    Leftists want to celebrate revolutionary idealism; conservatives, the triumph of traditional authority. And Emmanuel Macron is trying to split the difference. Foreign Policy…

    Andrés Manuel López Obrador Is No Hugo Chávez

    The real problem with the Mexican presidential frontrunner isn’t his populism. It’s his old-fashioned ideas. Foreign Policy…

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