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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.

The Rise of the Stringer
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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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Asia's Game of Thrones

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

A Heavy Lift

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.

Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

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