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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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Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.

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.

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