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Asia's Game of Thrones
Getting North Korea Wrong

The leadership in Pyongyang may be inscrutable, but its actions are far from irrational.

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China’s Hong Kong Problem Is Not Going Away

Hong Kong’s democracy activists just scored a big win against Beijing. Will it turn out to be a pyrrhic victory?

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Hong Kong’s Generational Divide

Hong Kong’s student protest movement may be simmering down for now, but it’s likely to flare up again. Both the protestors and the government realize that Hong Kong is inextricably bound to China. The question is: on whose terms?

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Russia’s Next Move in Ukraine

Carefully thinking through Russia’s different tactical options for invading Ukraine would have seemed unnecessarily alarmist as little as a few weeks ago. Today, it seems downright prudent.

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Middle East Aflame

General Mattis wants an early chance to roll back Iranian gains in the region, and despite the risks, Yemen seems like a tempting place to start.

Development in Africa

Events in Ivory Coast remind us that rising expectations produce more revolutions than poverty.

Unenforceable

Shocker! Who could have imagined?

Security of Supply

Not much, it turns out.

fighting the future

Some creative Italians have found a way to beat their country’s job-destroying Euro woes—and the powers that be have immediately organized to crush it.

the Supremes

A nuclear response would be necessary to save the Supreme Court as an institution.

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