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China's Climate Conundrums
China's Climate Conundrums
How to Make a Mountain of Coal Disappear

China’s pollution books are either messy or cooked. Either option emphasizes the Potemkin nature of a supposedly binding global climate accord.

China's Climate Conundrums
The Chinese Elephant in the Climate Treaty Room

China now emits more carbon pollution per capita than the EU—a first in climate history. Though unrelated domestic developments may reduce some of the country’s emissions, a global climate treaty remains as quixotic as ever.

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South China Sea Change

The Chinese are pulling back from the disputed Scarborough Shoal: is this a new normal or a temporary olive branch?

Latin Lefty Meltdown

It’s a sign of frustration—and a sign of Maduro’s temporary upper-hand.

Washington's Malaysia Malaise

Malaysia is preparing for its first major defense agreement with China, a sign that Beijing’s diplomacy is paying off.

Low-Hanging Fruit

We need more diesel technicians, welders, and pipe fitters.

Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

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