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Russian Soft Power
Russian Soft Power
China Admires "Putin the Great"

Countries that hope to revise the world order draw inspiration from each other—so it was when Britain ruled the waves, and so it is today for the U.S. With the Chinese lionizing “Putin the Great” for his anti-Western actions in Europe, one cannot help but shudder at what Beijing may think it has learned.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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