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Hong Kong Chaos
Hong Kong Chaos
Loyalists and Localists Face Off in Hong Kong Legislature

The chaos in Hong Kong’s legislature will re-ignite a debate over how to handle activists who openly defy Beijing.

Hong Kong Chaos
Hong Kong Leadership Digs In Its Heels

The leader of Hong Kong and the President of China are both sending clear signals that they are not even considering making significant concessions to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement.

Hong Kong Chaos
Xi Won't Budge

Xi is telegraphing his strong intent not to let the Hong Kong protesters secure any more victories. Unnamed sources are telling the press that China doesn’t want to have to resort to using the military—unless it really has to.

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illiberalism

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.

Consequences

Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

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