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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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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

TAI elsewhere

Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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