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What's Up Down Under?
What's Up Down Under?
Turnbull’s Political Gamble

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull surprised his political opponents by suggesting he might call for snap elections.

What's Up Down Under?
Australia Weathering the Chinese Storm

Good employment figures suggest that Australia’s economy isn’t taking on too much water due to China’s troubles—at least not yet.

What's Up Down Under?
Center-Right’s Future Gets Brighter in Australia

Australia’s center-right parties got a much-needed boost with a recent electoral victory in the country’s most populous state. A lot now depends on how a plan to privatize power goes.

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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.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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