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Pakistan: We Won’t Share Nukes with Saudis

Pakistan’s civil government claims that Pakistan will not be sharing their nuclear weapons with Saudi Arabia. Don’t pay too much attention to what they’re saying.

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No Let-up in Putin’s Hybrid War

A bomb in Kharkiv, a city far from the front-lines of the Ukrainian war, killed two people at a pro-government rally. The Minsk peace may be showing signs of taking hold, but Vladimir Putin’s project is far from finished.

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Business as Usual in China

Though China signaled a shift to soft power during APEC meeting, it’s important to remember that it’s the strategy that changed, not the country.

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Obama Tip-Toes Past the Graveyard of His Foreign Policy

Even the New York Times can’t help but notice that President Obama is edgy about his foreign policy record. And he has good reason to be.

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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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