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Mark Bassani

Mark Bassani is the pen name of a political and economic writer based in Washington, D.C.

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The U.S.'s new appetite for trade combat may return economic warfare to the realm of geopolitics.

Game (back) on

Terrorism is losing strategic traction as the troika of great powers, the U.S., Russia and China, return to center stage.

The Bitcoin conundrum

The digital currency has made waves in recent months, soaring and dipping, but behind it is a far bigger question.

It never ends

Donald Trumps' near pathological unpredictability makes the systematic conduct of foreign policy increasingly precarious

Waning reach

Uncle Sam doesn't command the same audience he did half-a-century ago, so how then to best use his voice?

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