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Troubled Waters
Troubled Waters
Chinese Warships Spook Taiwan in South China Sea

The transition from the passive Obama administration to the combative Trump administration has given Beijing the perfect opportunity to throw its weight around in the South China Sea.

Troubled Waters
Chinese Drone Seizure Spooks Manila

Beijing’s seizure of a U.S. research drone may be a test of American resolve, but it has also set off alarm bells in Manila.

Troubled Waters
Militarization of South China Sea Proceeds Apace

New satellite imagery confirms that China has installed weapons on its artificial islands, despite Beijing’s official denials about militarization.

Troubled Waters
Russia, Iran, and Inland Seas

A bastion strategy for the second nuclear age.

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An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

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London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

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Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

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Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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