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China's Bubble
Chinese Junk Heads Overseas

Local governments are so hungry they’re increasingly looking outside the country for help shouldering their debt burdens.

Asia's Game of Thrones
China Renews $600 Million Down Payment on Cambodia

Cambodia has straddled the line but resisted crossing into Chinese client status.

South China Sea Standoff
Taiwan Deploys Naval Patrol to the Spratlys

But make no mistake: Taiwan does not see itself on the same side as Mainland China.

Blue Model Blues
20th-Century Thinking at the Century Foundation

When it comes to the changes in the economy and the end of the blue model, it’s clear the Left doesn’t have many answers (yet).

The Dragon and the Giraffe
Don’t Freak Out About China in Africa

A word to China-in-Africa watchers: Stop the collective freak-out about Chinese masterminds spreading their brilliant ideology in Africa. It’s. Just. Not. Happening.

The Global China Bubble
China Up or China Down?

The foundations of international Chinese expansion are probably even shakier than those of a retreating West.

Brexit and Beyond
Tory Split Opens over Relations with China

But Britain is likely to need China more than ever after its divorce from the EU common market.

Elephant in the Room
India Opens Doors for Foreign Ownership

It is a significant overhaul for a government which often creates a lot of friction when foreign companies try to do business in India.

The China Bubble
For China, Light At the End of the Tunnel Looks Fainter

For months, the conventional wisdom has been that China is going through a necessary transition, but that it will come out stronger than ever. Is that still true?

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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