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Defending Freedom at Sea
Defending Freedom at Sea
U.S. Conducts Third FONOP in the South China Sea

The last two freedom of navigation operations did not slow down Beijing noticeably. Will this one?

Defending Freedom at Sea
U.S. Navy Reassessing “Global Posture” in Response to Russia

The Russians would like to make it harder for America to defend the freedom of the seas. Is Washington taking note?

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Political Economy

If America’s economic momentum persists, Trump may once again prove harder to stop than his opponents imagine.

Reforming China

Even a Chinese state think tank speaks the ugly truth.

Higher Ed Shake Up

Ten months of code camp beats four years of ‘business communications’.

Middle East Aflame

General Mattis wants an early chance to roll back Iranian gains in the region, and despite the risks, Yemen seems like a tempting place to start.

Development in Africa

Events in Ivory Coast remind us that rising expectations produce more revolutions than poverty.


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