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America's Asia Policy
America's Asia Policy
Beijing: What Pivot?

A new Pentagon report on Beijing’s aggressive play for territory suggests that China sees the U.S. as unable or unwilling to do anything more than gesture at trying to stop its expansion.

America's Asia Policy
U.S. to Continue Flights Over China’s Man-Made Islands

In Washington, there’s strong support for America’s firm new stance against China’s attempt to redraw the lines in the South China Sea.

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Keep on Pivoting

New Secretary of Defense Ash Carter reaffirms that the U.S. commitment to Asia is a top priority, even though the trouble in the Middle East and Europe often gets more attention.

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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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