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Australia Stepping Up
Australia Stepping Up
Australia Takes a Stand in the South China Sea

Australia’s desire to balance its relationship with Beijing and its relationship with the U.S. often makes it more cautious than Washington would like.

Australia Stepping Up
Defense Contractors Compete for Aussies’ Business

Europe is competing with Japan for a lucrative Australian submarine contract. No matter who gets it, China loses.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

The real stumbling block to Democratic legislative power.

brave new world

An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

Crude Economics

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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