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Chinese Spy Planes in Taiwanese Airspace

Taiwan sent jets to follow Chinese spy planes that had crossed into its airspace several times this week. But China’s increased aggression may have a slight upside—its rivals will draw closer together and closer to the U.S.

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China Fighter Jet Conducts "Dangerous Intercept" of US Aircraft

A Chinese fighter jet provoked an American aircraft three days ago by flying dangerously close to it, baring its weapons, and doing a barrel roll. This is the sort of potential flashpoint that China should be avoiding.

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The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.

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