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Turmoil in Thailand
Turmoil in Thailand
Investors Steer Clear of Thailand

All of these foreign investment cuts have important—and overlooked—geopolitical consequences.

Turmoil in Thailand
China Won't Play Rice with Thailand's Shinawatra

In a huge blow to the embattled government of Thailand’s prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, China abandoned a plan to buy a massive amount of rice from Thai farmers today. Is that a message of support for Thailand’s opposition, which is pushing toward a coup?

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Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

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.

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