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Asia's Game of Thrones
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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.

Reviews
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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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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