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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.

Hong Kong's Vote
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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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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