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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 story 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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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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