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Peaceful Rise
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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.

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Xi Retools China’s Military

A military modernizing for global dominance, a dictator consolidating his power, an unstable economy, and an America tired of being the world’s policeman. These are not the ingredients for a new era of world peace.

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Reading the Signs on China’s Strategy

China’s new soft-power approach isn’t quite as devious or as foolproof a path to regional hegemony as some think.

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Xi Seeks to Calm Troubled Waters

Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a speech laying out China’s new, softer foreign policy that has been developing over the past month. For the sake of the US, the world, and especially China itself, let’s hope this is a trend that sticks.

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China Buys into the World Order—for Now

Earlier signs of a softening stance by China have been leading up to a notable shift in Chinese diplomacy at this week’s APEC meeting. China, however, is just biding its time.

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Crude Economics

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

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

Better Late Than Never

More, please.


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Our worst-case climate scenarios are relying on outdated, incorrect coal data.

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