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Keeping Up With the Purges
Keeping Up With the Purges
Beijing Cracks Down on Communist Youth League

Xi is shaking up China’s political institutions all the way down to the basic building blocks of Party rule.

Keeping Up With the Purges
Xi Purges Chinese Intelligence Community

Xi may be safe, but his efforts to shake things up and instill order in the Party are cause for plenty of concern.

Keeping Up With the Purges
China’s Disappearing Billionaires

These disappearances mark an emerging new trend in President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive: more attention on China’s private sector.

Keeping Up With the Purges
Top Party Officials Nabbed by Xi’s Purge

Chinese businessmen, journalists, and politicians not confident that they’re in Xi’s good graces are living in at least vague fear of Party expulsion or arrest.

Keeping Up With the Purges
Communist Party Expels Newspaper Editor

The corruption campaign is a tool for quashing dissent and consolidating power.

Keeping Up With the Purges
Xi’s Anti-Corruption Commission Nabs Sitting Governor

It’s a notable escalation in the purge.

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Middle East Aflame

General Mattis wants an early chance to roll back Iranian gains in the region, and despite the risks, Yemen seems like a tempting place to start.

Development in Africa

Events in Ivory Coast remind us that rising expectations produce more revolutions than poverty.


Shocker! Who could have imagined?

Security of Supply

Not much, it turns out.

fighting the future

Some creative Italians have found a way to beat their country’s job-destroying Euro woes—and the powers that be have immediately organized to crush it.

the Supremes

A nuclear response would be necessary to save the Supreme Court as an institution.

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