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Putin's Power Projection
Putin's Power Projection
Potemkin Villages

Russia talks a big game on the world stage. But at home, Putin’s kleptocratic system is stifling the great leader’s ambitions.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Taiwan has been engaging in military drills this week around Taiping Island, its major foothold in the South China Sea—and Vietnam is having none of it.

Power Problems

What a new bankruptcy means for the American (and global) nuclear power industry:

Fear the Airpocalypse

But how much trust can we put in European emissions testing?

Asia's Game of Thrones

Li Keqiang’s trip Down Under aimed to shore up Australian support for Chinese trade, with mixed results.

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.

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