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Japan & Russia
Japan & Russia
The Vanishing Japan–Russia Island Deal

Abe seems to want the deal more than Putin does.

Japan & Russia
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The Word in Tokyo: Crimea

Faced with its own long-standing territorial issues with Russia, Japan under Shinzo Abe is holding a strong line against the illegal annexation of Crimea.

Japan & Russia
Abe Ignores Obama’s Request to Postpone Russia Trip

The President enters lame duck territory early indeed.

Japan & Russia
Hoping to Please Japan, Russia Censures DPRK

A Japan–Russia collaboration may make a lot of sense for both parties.

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Crude Economics

The decision to extend production cuts was as predictable as it was desperate.

deep state

The Manchester leaks are the product of a dangerously arrogant and unaccountable intelligence community.

Better Late Than Never

More, please.

markets

The share of people who benefit from the stock market should be widening, not contracting.

Market Failure

The EU’s ailing Emissions Trading System is looking more useless than ever before.

Settled Science

Our worst-case climate scenarios are relying on outdated, incorrect coal data.

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