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China and the West
China and the West
Communist Party Officials: Do as We Say, Not as We Do

China’s leaders send their own kids overseas to be educated, but don’t want the masses getting in on the act.

China and the West
Mixed US Messages in the S. China Sea

The whole point of sailing within twelve miles of the artificial islands was to send a clear signal, so that signal had better be clear.

China and the West
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China’s Pivot to Europe, with British Characteristics

By dint of its new deals, Beijing has gained a voice in UK and European business.

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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.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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