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Asia's Game of Thrones
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Now Back to the Real Power Game in the South China Sea

The international tribunal’s ruling against China’s maritime claims is a nudge in the right direction for the U.S. and allies, but it will take even more pushing to shift the momentum against Beijing.

The New Burma Road

The Obama Administration’s preference for “engagement” faces another uphill battle in Burma.

Democracy and the Balance of Power in Asia

Democratic ideals, not raw geopolitics, are shaping Asia’s future.

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good causes & bad advocates

The organization’s reckless and misleading use of its imprimatur is poisonous for public debate.

Enviro-Mental

Members failed to produce enough votes to block the cultivation of two new GM crops.

Merkelmentum?

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats defied pollsters’ predictions on Sunday, trouncing Martin Schulz’s Social Democrats in a closely watched election in Saarland.

"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.

Recovery?

The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.

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