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Xi’s Purges Face Popular Backlash

Even if they had proven popular, the purges were a high-risk proposition from the start.

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EU Free-Rides on NATO, Russia’s Heart Belongs to Vladdy

A new survey by Pew shows that Vladimir Putin has little to fear from public opinion, both in Russia and in Europe.

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The “Nones” and the “Buts”

The use of the category of “Nones” in surveys pertaining to religion should be replaced with “Buts”—that is a category for those who will say something like “I am Catholic, but…” The results of such surveys would be much more enlightening.

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Ukrainians Want to Stay Together

Ukrainians do not want Ukraine to be partitioned, and almost two thirds of the population find a neutral stance between Russia and the EU at least tolerable. Western policymakers most keen on making the crisis with Russia just go away should study these numbers closely.

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Crimeans Love Russia, and Eastern Ukrainians Worry About The Upcoming Elections

Pew’s latest survey has a lot of good data on Ukraine. Here are two troubling data points that jumped out at us.

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Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

The Vapors

The inability of U.S. diplomats to explain Trump and his worldview to their foreign interlocutors is likely to be a more serious problem for American foreign policy than any early flubs by the President-elect.

The North American Energy Boom

Our southern neighbor is benefiting from the shale boom, too.

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