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Game of Thrones: China vs. Philippines
Game of Thrones: China vs. Philippines
Beijing's Cabbage Grows in the South China Sea

Chinese ships continue to encroach on disputed territory in the South China Sea. The Foreign Affairs Secretary of the Philippines says China is might be building a military base or an airstrip.

Game of Thrones: China vs. Philippines
Standoff at Second Thomas Shoal

On a rusting hulk of a ship half sunk near a remote reef in the South China Sea, the great geopolitical game for the future of Asia is being played. And hardly anyone is paying attention.

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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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