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Asia's Game of Thrones
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Is Liberal Internationalism Taming the Chinese Dragon?

Xi Jinping’s summit with Ma Ying-jeou shows that China may have changed tactics, but it is still committed as ever to pressuring Taiwan back into the fold.

The Art of the Deal
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How North Korea Made the Iran Deal Inevitable

And why U.S. diplomacy is leading the way to a world of nuclear proliferation.

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Baseball’s Divine Comedy

The classic Ron Shelton film Bull Durham (1988) takes its hero on a Dantean journey from purgatory to paradise.

Tipping Point in the Indo-Pacific

Little things can indeed mean a lot in China’s challenge to U.S.
preeminence in the Pacific.

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Terror in the Philippines

The Philippine president cut short his Russia trip to deal with a terrorist outbreak at home.

The Nork's Nukes

As North Korea’s missile progress proceeds apace, the U.S. is coming ever closer to a binary choice: war with North Korea or acceptance of its deterrent.

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A state-run insurance system would cost more than California spends on all other public services—education, police, pensions, and more—combined.

Energy Innovation

How close are renewables to a shale-like boom?

Department of Can-Kicking

So much for a breakthrough.

The Noose Tightens

As Putin heads to meet French President Emanuel Macron next week, his security services are interrogating a celebrated Cannes-winning director in Moscow.

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