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Asia's Game of Thrones
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The Tibetan Roots of the China-India Border Dispute

How the border fight fits in with Beijing’s broader pressure campaign in Asia, and why it matters to the US.

Hong Kong Elections
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Beijing Ratcheting Up Pressure on Hong Kong

Loyalty tests and taboo topics are creeping into Hong Kong’s politics.

Pivot to Asia
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Obama’s Dictatorship Tour Goes to Hanoi

The President fails to understand that security and values are mutually reinforcing, not an either/or proposition.

Asia's Game of Thrones
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Mr. Isa’s Visa

India denies that it caved to pressure from China in cancelling a prominent Uighur activist’s visa, but its explanations don’t stand up to scrutiny.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Hong Kong’s Umbrella Soldiers

Veterans of Hong Kong’s 2014 street demonstrations are founding new political parties to demand a voice in the city’s government.

Asia's Game of Thrones
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Why the US Should Stand Up for Hong Kong

The UK’s Foreign Secretary has accused Beijing of a “serious breach” of its agreement over Hong Kong.

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Betraying Magnitsky

When will the U.S. see the connection between Putin’s repression at home and aggression abroad?

Free Tibet
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A More Ambitious Approach

American interests would be better served by a broader, more ambitious policy on Tibet—one that brings democracy and strategic issues into the mix.

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AFTER ISIS

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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