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Asia's Game of Thrones
Asia's Game of Thrones
Taiwan Launches Submarine Program

Taiwan is taking steps to boost its own naval capabilities, announcing the launch of a new submarine-building program.

Asia's Game of Thrones
China Laying More Groundwork in the South China Sea

With Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Asia this week, China has started construction work on yet another island.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Japan and Philippines Challenge China on New Fronts

Japan is deploying a warship to the South China Sea while the Philippines pushes back against Chinese encroachments in the east.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Japan Mulls First-Strike Capability Against North Korea

After North Korea’s latest test, Japan is leaving all options on the table as it seeks to upgrade its own security posture.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Duterte Walks Back China Criticism

After the Chinese abruptly canceled a trade summit, the Philippine President is now walking back his Foreign Secretary’s harsh criticism of China.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Why Is China Changing Tack on North Korea?

China’s suspension of coal imports from North Korea serves as both a warning to Pyongyang and a signal to Washington.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Chinese Islands Could Host Missiles, Say U.S. Officials

China has almost finished building structures intended to host surface-to-air missiles on its artificial islands in the South China Sea.

Asia's Game of Thrones
ASEAN Unanimously Unsettled By China

On behalf of ASEAN, the Philippines has issued a rare expression of unanimous concern over China’s actions in the South China Sea.

Asia's Game of Thrones
China and Japan Up the Ante in Maritime Disputes

Things are heating up in both of China’s maritime disputes.

Asia's Game of Thrones
James Mattis’ Asian Reassurance Tour

The SecDef’s first trip was meant to soothe allies’ frayed nerves.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

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Pipeline Politics

Still, several hurdles remain for the beleaguered project.

Soft or Hard Landing

It feels like 2015 all over again.

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Red Tape

Trump is ready to streamline energy regulations, but that won’t be a big help to oil companies’ bottom line.

He Said He Said

All corruption revelations are due to tactical leaking in Russia. So who’s out to get Dmitry Medvedev?

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