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U.S.-Japan Bilateral Defense Guidelines

There were no huge surprises in the announced bilateral defense guidelines, which is not to say that they aren’t significant. But they still need to be ratified by the Japanese parliament—and accepted by a reluctant Japanese public.

Crude Economics

Cheap oil is hurting the Gulf’s petrostates. Can the Saudis win their game of chicken against U.S. shale?

Disaster Diplomacy

The Nepalese earthquake is not only a humanitarian disaster, but also a strategic opportunity for Nepal’s neighbors to vie for influence in a hotly contested region.

War in Yemen

The Sunni rebels look stronger as the truce falters.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Some EU leaders are talking openly about contingency plans for a Greek default. Meanwhile, ordinary Greeks give their government a clear demand: stay in the Eurozone.

Syria Endgame?

Rebels strike a pair of substantive blows against the Assad regime.

The Last Compromise
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The history of race in America has been one of a series of “great compromises”, from the Founding up to the election of Barack Obama. There are signs that the latest compromise is breaking down.
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