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Michael Auslin
Asia's Game of Thrones
Is Liberal Internationalism Taming the Chinese Dragon?

Xi Jinping’s summit with Ma Ying-jeou shows that China may have changed tactics, but it is still committed as ever to pressuring Taiwan back into the fold.

The Art of the Deal
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How North Korea Made the Iran Deal Inevitable

And why U.S. diplomacy is leading the way to a world of nuclear proliferation.

Baseball’s Divine Comedy

The classic Ron Shelton film Bull Durham (1988) takes its hero on a Dantean journey from purgatory to paradise.

Tipping Point in the Indo-Pacific

Little things can indeed mean a lot in China’s challenge to U.S.
preeminence in the Pacific.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

TAI elsewhere

Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

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.

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