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Xi Retools China’s Military

A military modernizing for global dominance, a dictator consolidating his power, an unstable economy, and an America tired of being the world’s policeman. These are not the ingredients for a new era of world peace.

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Reading the Signs on China’s Strategy

China’s new soft-power approach isn’t quite as devious or as foolproof a path to regional hegemony as some think.

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Xi Seeks to Calm Troubled Waters

Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a speech laying out China’s new, softer foreign policy that has been developing over the past month. For the sake of the US, the world, and especially China itself, let’s hope this is a trend that sticks.

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China Buys into the World Order—for Now

Earlier signs of a softening stance by China have been leading up to a notable shift in Chinese diplomacy at this week’s APEC meeting. China, however, is just biding its time.

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Political Economy

If America’s economic momentum persists, Trump may once again prove harder to stop than his opponents imagine.

Reforming China

Even a Chinese state think tank speaks the ugly truth.

Higher Ed Shake Up

Ten months of code camp beats four years of ‘business communications’.

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.


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