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Burma Backtracks on Press Freedoms

Freedom of the press is Burma’s canary in the coal mine: Its deterioration may be a sign that the country is backsliding into the oppressive habits of the former military dictatorship.

Uighur Nationalism
Resisting Beijing—For God or Country?

China’s Muslim ethnic minority has long bristled at government repression, but unrest and violence are now on the rise as the distinct forces of Islamist ideology and nationalism grow in tandem.

China Scorned
The Fateful Deception Behind a Century-Long Grudge Match

How China’s bitter disappointment at the Paris Peace Conference sparked the outrage that would lead to the country’s long revolution—and the grudges that persist today.

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War Reporting in the New Media Landscape

War reporting has always been difficult and dangerous work. But as freelancers have replaced staff writers at cash-strapped news organizations, it’s time to think about how to provide them with a level of support and training necessary to maintain the quality of journalism we rely on as a society.

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Turbine Trouble

Trump thinks wind turbines are ugly. What does this mean for the future of American offshore wind power?

Asia's Game of Thrones

After the Chinese abruptly canceled a trade summit, the Philippine President is now walking back his Foreign Secretary’s harsh criticism of China.

Technology and Africa

A moment of bitter irony in the midst of Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis highlights the promises and limits of technology.

Bromance Interrupted

The love of Putin’s Russia is a precious gift that costs a lot and can be taken away at a moment’s notice—as soon as the beloved doesn’t fit the Kremlin’s selfish interests any longer.

Higher Education Watch

How the government might restrict the flow of subsidies to selective American universities whose priorities aren’t necessarily in line with the public’s.

My Big Fat Greek Bailout

Europeans hoping that the U.S. might lean on the IMF for friendlier Greek bailout terms may be out of luck.

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