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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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Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

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.

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