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The Re-Pivot to Asia?
The Re-Pivot to Asia?
U.S. Gets More Active in the South China Sea

The U.S. sends a “small armada” to the South China Sea.

The Re-Pivot to Asia?
U.S. Pushes to Revive Naval Coalition With India

So far, no dice.

The Re-Pivot to Asia?
Does Obama Mean What He Says?

As the Obama Administration ratchets up the rhetoric over China’s ambitions in the South China Sea, allies and enemies alike continue to wonder whether the United States really means what it says—or if this is yet another “red line” like the one Assad faced down with ease in Syria.

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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.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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