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Hong Kong Chaos
Hong Kong Chaos
Loyalists and Localists Face Off in Hong Kong Legislature

The chaos in Hong Kong’s legislature will re-ignite a debate over how to handle activists who openly defy Beijing.

Hong Kong Chaos
Hong Kong Leadership Digs In Its Heels

The leader of Hong Kong and the President of China are both sending clear signals that they are not even considering making significant concessions to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement.

Hong Kong Chaos
Xi Won't Budge

Xi is telegraphing his strong intent not to let the Hong Kong protesters secure any more victories. Unnamed sources are telling the press that China doesn’t want to have to resort to using the military—unless it really has to.

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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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