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Defending Freedom at Sea
Defending Freedom at Sea
U.S. Conducts Third FONOP in the South China Sea

The last two freedom of navigation operations did not slow down Beijing noticeably. Will this one?

Defending Freedom at Sea
U.S. Navy Reassessing “Global Posture” in Response to Russia

The Russians would like to make it harder for America to defend the freedom of the seas. Is Washington taking note?

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What's In a Deal?

Support for the Paris deal is coming from surprising places—Republican lawmakers, corporate America, and the fossil fuel industry.


A new elite initiative to shield itself from accountability.

National Insecurity

The breaches of American security during the past eight years were even worse than we knew.

Europe's War on the Internet

Germany adopts, EU considers, new restrictions on internet speech. But is ideology or protectionism to blame?

One Man; One Vote

As party leader, Erdogan will further guarantee his personal control of the state.

Going Ballistic

North Korea is giving no respite to South Korea’s new pro-engagement president.

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