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Hong Kong Elections
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Beijing Ratcheting Up Pressure on Hong Kong

Loyalty tests and taboo topics are creeping into Hong Kong’s politics.

Pivot to Asia
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Obama’s Dictatorship Tour Goes to Hanoi

The President fails to understand that security and values are mutually reinforcing, not an either/or proposition.

Asia's Game of Thrones
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Mr. Isa’s Visa

India denies that it caved to pressure from China in cancelling a prominent Uighur activist’s visa, but its explanations don’t stand up to scrutiny.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Hong Kong’s Umbrella Soldiers

Veterans of Hong Kong’s 2014 street demonstrations are founding new political parties to demand a voice in the city’s government.

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Why the US Should Stand Up for Hong Kong

The UK’s Foreign Secretary has accused Beijing of a “serious breach” of its agreement over Hong Kong.

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Betraying Magnitsky

When will the U.S. see the connection between Putin’s repression at home and aggression abroad?

Free Tibet
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A More Ambitious Approach

American interests would be better served by a broader, more ambitious policy on Tibet—one that brings democracy and strategic issues into the mix.

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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