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Rise of Xi
Rise of Xi
Is Xi Following in Putin’s Footsteps?

Xi may try to extend his tenure.

Rise of Xi
China's Anti-Corruption Purge Hits Energy Projects Hard

The anti-graft campaign has so reduced the leadership of CNPC, China’s biggest state-owned energy company, that operations have ceased at many drilling sites in shale-rich Sichuan province.

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Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

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