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Commitment Issues
The Trouble With NATO Burden Sharing

It goes far deeper than a failure to reach the 2% spending target.

Middle East Aflame
Mattis Wants a Political Solution in Yemen

But he may bomb the Houthis to the negotiating table first.

How do you solve a problem like Korea?
Why Beijing Pussyfoots Around Pyongyang

China and the US retain fundamentally different assumptions about the Kim regime’s vulnerability.

Peaceful Rise
Xi Reshuffles Chinese Military

Xi Jinping has taken another step forward on his reform agenda, with a massive reorganization and streamlining of China’s armed forces.

Islamism in Indonesia
Islamists Score a Victory in Jakarta

Politicized Islam is becoming an increasingly potent force in Indonesia.

Trading Blame
Pence Presses Asian Allies on Trade

A return to the mercenary posture of the campaign, or part of a larger strategy?

Oh Snap
May Calls for Early UK Elections as Brexit Looms

With her opponents in disarray and tough Brexit negotiations looming, May sees a chance to strengthen her hand.

Asia's Game of Thrones
South Korea Reacts to Trump’s North Korea Moves

While there are some jitters in Seoul, there are also signs that the tougher U.S. posture is welcome—especially insofar as it’s changing Beijing’s calculus.

Legacy of the Red Line
More Questions for Obama on Syria

Did the Obama Administration conceal its knowledge of Assad’s sarin facilities?

Take the Oil
Rosneft Makes Hay Amid Russia’s Middle East Push

A glimpse at how Russian foreign policy is made.

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Gassing Up

The company’s CEO is pleased with his position in Europe after securing funding for Nord Stream 2.

Commitment Issues

It goes far deeper than a failure to reach the 2% spending target.

After The Referendum

The Council of Europe re-introduces monitoring for Turkey on human rights issues for the first time since 2004.

A New Deal

For Moscow, round two of production cuts is going to be harder than round one.

How do you solve a problem like Korea?

The U.S. is rushing to deploy missile defense in South Korea before the elections.

Pyongyang Under Pressure?

Is Pyongyang rationing fuel in fear of a coming Chinese embargo?

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