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Asia's Game of Thrones
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.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Shakeup in South Korea

Ban Ki-moon’s exit from the presidential race leaves a more U.S.-skeptic candidate as the clear frontrunner.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Philippine Brass Contradict Duterte (Again)

After reaffirming the 2014 U.S.-Philippine defense pact, Duterte and the Philippines’ military brass are sending mixed messages again.

Asia's Game of Thrones
U.S. Defense Pact Intact, Says Philippines

Manila has confirmed that U.S. plans to upgrade its military presence in the Philippines are still on track, despite the blustery rhetoric of President Duterte.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Philippines: Keep Your Feuds Outta ASEAN

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

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Turbine Trouble

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Asia's Game of Thrones

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

Technology and Africa

A moment of bitter irony in the midst of Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis highlights the promises and limits of technology.

Bromance Interrupted

The love of Putin’s Russia is a precious gift that costs a lot and can be taken away at a moment’s notice—as soon as the beloved doesn’t fit the Kremlin’s selfish interests any longer.

Higher Education Watch

How the government might restrict the flow of subsidies to selective American universities whose priorities aren’t necessarily in line with the public’s.

My Big Fat Greek Bailout

Europeans hoping that the U.S. might lean on the IMF for friendlier Greek bailout terms may be out of luck.

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