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China's Rise
China's Rise
China’s Aggressive Beginning to 2016

President Xi Jinping appears set to steam ahead with an aggressive foreign policy in 2016.

China's Rise
Chinese Military Building First Africa Base

With the security situation deteriorating everywhere from Nigeria to Burundi to Mali to Libya, China needs to be able to protect its infrastructure and personnel.

China's Rise
Smile North, Kick South?

A trilateral summit in Seoul suggests Beijing may be softening towards Japan and South Korea.

China's Rise
China Improving Its Ballistic Systems

As the Pentagon muddles and U.S. military equipment ages, Beijing is investing in advanced ballistic weapons.

China's Rise
China Retools Military

Don’t be fooled. Personnel cuts are part of broader effort to strengthen the Chinese military.

China's Rise
China Holds a Coming out Party

At its grand Victory Day parade, China claimed to seek peace, but analysts aren’t buying it.

China's Rise
Dreams of Empire

Chinese President Xi has found in Confucianism (as he understands it) an ideology useful to the construction of a Chinese model of modernity—which is intended to contribute to the task of empire-building.

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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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