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Abe on the High Wire
Abe on the High Wire
Japan Wary of Constitutional Change

Abe’s push to change the pacifist constitution isn’t winning over the public. That could change if China acts up in the seas this summer—so Beijing might keep quiet to keep Japan out of the game.

Abe on the High Wire
Japanese Cabinet Reshuffle Puts Pro-China Officials in Top Positions

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe places pro-China officials in key posts in his newly appointed cabinet. He’s working to reach out to Beijing while at the same time balancing China’s power in the region.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

Follow the Money

Why hasn’t the increase in K-12 investment translated into better student outcomes?

Crude Economics

US oil companies are in much better shape than the cartel seems to think.

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