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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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Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

Crude Economics

OPEC and co. hardly have a choice in the matter.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China is moving closer to replacing the United States as a key Pakistani ally.

The Future

Here’s some fodder for your next dinner party.


Hint: It involves leaflets, psy-ops, and calls from Mom.

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