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Submarines Down Under
Submarines Down Under
Why Did Japan Lose Out on the Aussie Submarine Bid?

China might have had something to do with it after all.

Submarines Down Under
Japan Loses Aussie Submarine Bid to France

Canberra asks Washington to help manage Tokyo’s reaction to rejection.

Submarines Down Under
Is the Australia–Japan Sub Deal Dead?

And if so, is it a substantial setback for Tokyo-Canberra relations?

Submarines Down Under
Aussie Bidding War Heats Up

With the China–Japan struggle in mind, defense officials and contractors around the world are watching closely to see who wins Australia’s contract.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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