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Asia's Game of Thrones
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Central Asia: All Together Now

The region that isn’t, and how it may be reclaiming itself.

2017 and Beyond
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Dodging and Hedging in Southeast Asia

Those worried about Trump’s Southeast Asia policy should study how the region really works.

China's Game of Thrones
A World Transforming

As China and the United States contemplate how to shape their mutual relations, each is bound to learn something discomfiting about itself.

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ASEAN-China Relations: Building a Common Destiny?

Strengthened ties between China and Southeast Asian countries have inspired much optimism, but fundamental asymmetries between them still threaten these new relationships.

Dangerous Ideas
A Nuclear Weapon Free World and Other Delusions

Some high-minded ideals really aren’t worth fighting for.

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The latest Economist/YouGov poll contains grim news about the health of American democracy.

Asian Arms Race

Beijing is launching a new agency, modeled on the Pentagon’s DARPA, to pioneer breakthrough military technology.

Temple Mount Crisis

Israel has removed the metal detectors, but Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for further escalation.

Japanese Politics

Beset by scandals, the beleaguered Prime Minister is losing ground to a rival in the polls.

Turkey’s "NINO" Status

The days when NATO could command the loyalty of its members, necessitating that they handle disputes with co-parties discreetly, are long past.

Frack Baby Frack

We’re heading into uncharted waters, thanks to shale.

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