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So Much for the Pivot
So Much for the Pivot
Fukuyama: Obama Fixates on ISIS, Neglects Threat of Russia and China

President Obama’s fixation on ISIS and terrorism in general is leading his administration to prioritize the wrong threats. The rise of Russia and, especially, China presents far graver threats.

So Much for the Pivot
Pivot to Asia? More Like Stuck in Place

The President’s traveling to Asia to convince America’s allies in the region that he’s still committed to them. After a series of foreign policy distractions like Ukraine and a few flubs on trade, that will be a hard sell.

So Much for the Pivot
DoD Official: Pivot to Asia "Can't Happen"

Washington is giving itself a serious headache trying to figure out how to implement the vaunted pivot to Asia.

So Much for the Pivot
TPP on the Brink of Failure

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is on the brink of failure in both Japan and the United States. Can PM Abe and President Obama win over the naysayers, some of whom come from their own parties?

So Much for the Pivot
Abe Adviser Pillories US on YouTube

Add Japan to the list of long-time U.S. allies who think America’s international presence is disconcertingly weak.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

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