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TODAY: Cover to Cover with James Kirchick - 2 PM ET

Once the world's bastion of liberal, democratic values, Europe is now having to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. The old pathologies of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression are threatening to tear the postwar European consensus apart. In riveting dispatches from this unfolding tragedy, James Kirchick (full bio.) shows us the shallow disingenuousness of the leaders who pushed for "Brexit;" examines how a vast migrant wave is exacerbating tensions between Europeans and their Muslim minorities; and describes how Russian imperial ambitions are destabilizing nations from Estonia to Ukraine. 

Read Kirchick's  recent op-ed  on "warmongering", and join us for  August's Cover to Cover  conference call series  TODAY, August 10, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET .

Geopolitical cracks are widening in a region that has flourished under an American security umbrella for more than half a century. The toxic rivalry between China and Japan is threatening to upend the peace underwritten by Pax Americana since World War II. September's Cover to Cover will feature Richard McGregor (full bio.) on his new book, Asia's Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power on Tuesday, September 5, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET. Richard McGregor's book takes us behind the headlines of his reporting as the Financial Times Beijing and Washington bureau chief to show how American power will fare in Asia.

As a new administration focuses on raising energy production, new realities have profoundly affected the world of international relations and security. America's energy prowess has transformed politics around the world as energy abundance upends traditional partnerships and creates opportunities for new collaboration. October's Cover to Cover will feature Harvard professor and former Washington policymaker Meghan O'Sullivan (full bio.) on her new book, Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power on Thursday, October 5, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET. O'Sullivan reveals how fears of energy scarcity have given way to the reality of energy abundance in the boldest profile of the world's energy resources since Daniel Yergin's The Quest.

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