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Filipino Game of Thrones
Filipino Game of Thrones
Philippines' Military to Run Cruise to Disputed Islands

The Philippines military wants to operate a cruise service to the disputed Spratly Islands. The players in Asia’s Game of Thrones know that when they conduct even innocuous activities in or around these territories, their claims become that much more real.

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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.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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