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Pivot to Asia
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Who Lost the Philippines?

In today’s global economy, money speaks louder than morals. The next U.S. administration must factor that into its Asia policy.

China's Climate Conundrums
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How to Make a Mountain of Coal Disappear

China’s pollution books are either messy or cooked. Either option emphasizes the Potemkin nature of a supposedly binding global climate accord.

Cyrenaica and Tripolitania Redux
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Plan B for Libya

Sometimes a divided country is better than a hopeless one.

U.S. Gas Exports
The Pipe Dream

There are better answers to the North American gas glut than building multi-billion dollar LNG terminals along U.S. coasts to export it.

China's Game of Thrones
Strategic Implications of Chinese Energy Policy

As China’s far-flung energy acquisition strategy comes a cropper, the geopolitics of China’s ‘near abroad’ is getting dicey.

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Russia’s Big Bear Hug on China

The mainstream media thought the major headline from the APEC summit was the U.S.-China agreement on climate change. They’re wrong. Russia’s two big pipeline projects to China have the potential to reshape the global energy and security landscape.

The Folly of Energy Independence

The American political class is way behind the curve when it comes to thinking about energy and security. The supply and price of energy no longer move in lockstep, and that divergence is key to understanding our circumstances—and what to do about them.

Selling Out

The mass transfer of U.S. wealth to oil-exporting countries bodes ill.

Fueled Again?

The United States has plenty of ways to eliminate its dependency on imported oil. We’d better use them fast.

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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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