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Revisionist Power Play
Revisionist Power Play
Russia and China to Stir Up Mediterranean

The two countries are set to hold live fire naval drills on the Mediterranean this month, their first joint surface exercises in the region. It’s a provocative move by revisionist powers who feel spurned, but don’t read it as much more than an angry gesture.

Revisionist Power Play
CCP Mouthpiece Praises Putin's Geopolitical Courage

As the dust settles in Crimea, China is pledging increased cooperation with Moscow. A recent editorial from a Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece explains why.

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South China Sea Change

The Chinese are pulling back from the disputed Scarborough Shoal: is this a new normal or a temporary olive branch?

Latin Lefty Meltdown

It’s a sign of frustration—and a sign of Maduro’s temporary upper-hand.

Washington's Malaysia Malaise

Malaysia is preparing for its first major defense agreement with China, a sign that Beijing’s diplomacy is paying off.

Low-Hanging Fruit

We need more diesel technicians, welders, and pipe fitters.

Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

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