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China and Thailand Cozy Up

The alienation of Bangkok should instruct American diplomats as they think about how to engage with Myanmar.

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The World Joins China’s Development Fund as America Protests

The biggest economies in Europe are signing up as members of China’s $50 billion World Bank rival. By needlessly chastising them, America has made its life more difficult over a non-issue.

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Putin's Retirement Plan?

The sanctioned Russian bank VTB, a Kremlin favorite, had a critical role to play in the sale of a government oil company stake last month. Cui bono?

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The GOP has spent altogether too much energy raging against the Affordable Care Act and altogether too little developing and building support for alternatives.

Law & Order

A new study estimates just how much police reduce crime rates.

Crude Economics

It’s not enough to balance supply and demand—petrostates need to contend with crude in storage, as well.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Do the defense minister’s words signify a rift within Manila’s top leadership?


Over the weekend, PEOTUS assured Britain of a speedy bilateral trade deal as soon as he’s in office. If things go well for Britain, look to some other wavering EU countries to start looking at their options.

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