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Dragons and Pipelines and Bears Oh My
Dragons and Pipelines and Bears Oh My
China and Russia Sign Massive New Gas Deal

One of the world’s biggest energy producers just inked a deal with the world’s largest energy consumer. The details of the agreement remain murky, but it’s clearly a win for both Moscow and Beijing.

Dragons and Pipelines and Bears Oh My
Is Putin Going Hat in Hand to Beijing?

Putin visits Xi in Beijing on Tuesday, and the biggest item on the two world leaders’ agenda will be the possible signing a long-discussed natural gas deal. Unfortunately for Vlad, China holds most of the leverage in these talks.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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