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Friends Without Benefits

Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding by Husain Haqqani PublicAffairs, 2013, 432 pp., $28.99No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad by Daniel S. Markey Cambridge University Press, 2013, 253 pp., $27.99  W hat a difficult, complicated, roller-coaster relationship the United States and Pakistan have had. Is there any […]

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As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


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There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

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