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Modern Realities
Modern Realities
The Stakes for China in Hong Kong

Can Beijing figure out what it takes to govern an increasingly sophisticated and affluent country in the 21st century? Or is it stuck in a dualistic mindset, where it feels it has no alternatives other than ugly repression or destabilizing capitulation?

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
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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