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Asian Diplomacy
Asian Diplomacy
Tokyo and Seoul Reach Agreement on “Comfort Women”

Negotiators (and the White House, which pushed the Tokyo and Seoul to put this issue behind them) deserve congratulation. But this┬ástory isn’t over.

Asian Diplomacy
Shinzo Abe Skips War Shrine Visit

Ahead of a possible meeting with Chinese President Xi, Japanese PM Abe is trying not to inflame tensions with Beijing too greatly. To that end, he’s stayed away from a controversial Japanese war memorial on the recent anniversary of the country’s World War II defeat.

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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.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

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