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Asia's Game of Thrones
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Why Does China Fear Taiwan?

The answer, in short, is democracy. The U.S. should do more to defend it.

Mind Your Own Business

American diplomats and politicians should avoid the temptation to referee East Asia’s historical grievances. We are far more likely to be used than to be useful.

China’s Corporate Leninism

The stakeholder model of China’s full integration into the current liberal global order fails to reckon with the worldview and political interests of the Chinese Communist Party.

An Exceptional Obsession

Beijing’s elite can’t stop reading about America.

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The Philippine pivot to China is just the latest consequence of Obama’s feckless foreign policy.


America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

Follow the Money

Why hasn’t the increase in K-12 investment translated into better student outcomes?

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