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How do you solve a problem like Korea?
China’s Seoul Solution to North Korean Nukes

As war drums beat in Washington, Beijing is exploring new diplomatic avenues to drive a wedge between South Korea and the United States.

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Battle for Ukraine
A Sideshow and a Showdown in Kyiv

As the public eye is fixated on a clash between Petro Poroshenko and Mikheil Saakashvili, a more serious showdown looms for control of Ukraine’s institutions—and the future of its anti-corruption movement.

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Xi Will Be Denied
Is Trump Taking The Gloves Off Against Beijing?

Despite his warm words toward Xi, President Trump seems to be gearing up for a much tougher trade approach to China.

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French Cinema
Agnès Varda, In Search of Lost Time

The latest film from the Godmother of the French New Wave plays as a capstone to her career, a testament to her artistic spirit, and a symbolic passing of the torch to the next generation.

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From the Archives
The Paradise Papers: A Reading Guide

As the Paradise Papers stir public debate about offshore finance and dirty money, seven articles from the TAI archives provide a guide to the legal, political, and moral questions at stake.

European Disunion
Cracks Widen in Catalonia

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

Development and Its Discontents
How Effective Is China’s Foreign Aid?

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

Spy Games
Politico: China Abducted American With Impunity

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

Pressuring Pyongyang
The Bittersweet Fruits of Trump’s North Korea Policy

The administration is notching a series of tactical victories in isolating Pyongyang—but in service of a strategic objective that is widely seen as unachievable.

Himalayan Standoff
Is the India-China Border Heating Up Again?

Up to 1,000 Chinese troops are lingering near disputed terrain with India, building a road near the site of this summer’s face-off.

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