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Obama’s China Legacy, as Seen from Australia

An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

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What Cyberwar Could Look Like

Three probably unrelated glitches give us a glimpse of the future.

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Some Thoughts on the Trump News Bombshell

This event is deeply damaging to the country and its institutions in the short run. Don’t for a second think that Putin is unhappy by this latest turn of events.

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Christmas Violence Forces Germany to Face Hard Truths

Like Japan, Germany is making moves that would have been unthinkable until recently. These are the costs of a fraying liberal world order.

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Royal Navy Out of Missiles, Switching to Guns

It’s still (relatively) early days, but this is not a good sign for how our traditional allies are going to handle the Trump moment—or how Britain is handling Brexit.

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Men Don’t Have to Go “Pink” to Thrive

We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

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Is It Time to Reimagine Masculinity?

Just as the social revolutions inspired by the last 200 years allowed new ideals of femininity to emerge, so masculinity is due for a rethink and a redevelopment.

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War in Peace

Cyberspace has brought about an era of persistent confrontation.

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Welcome to the Cyber Age

As evidence of hacking by foreign powers into voting machines surfaces, it would be good to hear from candidates for office about their plans to defend the country from the growing cyber threats.

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State-Sponsored Hackers Have Had Access to US Government for “Years”

It’s not known who the hackers might be, although if past experience is any guide, Chinese and Russian involvement is a possibility.

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Fault Lines

The situation in Cyprus has lately tracked closely with Turkey’s attitude to the West. As relations deteriorate, watch things get uglier.

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As a minority, and a minority that historically has often been unpopular, Jews have a structural interest in the protection of minority rights.

Petrostates in Peril

Economic growth is predictably sluggish for petrostates.

American Balkanization

Pew data point to one of the core ironies of liberal politics today.

Rage Against the Machine

The Palestinians want international sympathy. But rioting over metal detectors after a terrorist attack seems more likely to draw international contempt.

Revolution

A Schlumberger surge is a good sign for the health of the U.S. shale industry.

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