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Putin & Abe
Putin & Abe
Japan and Russia Gear Up for High-Stakes Talks

The islands dispute remains a thorny issue, but there are plenty of reasons for Putin to seek rapprochement with Japan.

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Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

The Vapors

The inability of U.S. diplomats to explain Trump and his worldview to their foreign interlocutors is likely to be a more serious problem for American foreign policy than any early flubs by the President-elect.

The North American Energy Boom

Our southern neighbor is benefiting from the shale boom, too.

Cyber Insecurity

A massive cyber attack on Saudi Arabia could bring serious geopolitical blowback.

confirmation bias

The anti-Trump establishment falls prey to conspiracy theorizing and paranoia.

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