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Tall Stories

Hey, world, we Malaysians know you want straight answers about MH370. But you’re asking the wrong government.

Hui Mei Liew Kaiser |

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Like A Boss

How corporate negotiators would handle nuclear talks with Iran.

James K. Sebenius |

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Mao Won the Battle, Chiang Kai-shek Won the War

History will prove the defeated Generalissimo had a greater impact on modern China than its most famous father.

Robert D. Kaplan |

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How to Avoid a Naval War With China

In the contested waters of Asia, it's difficult to understand Beijing's intentions.

William J. Parker III |

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In Defense of the Handout

Are conditional cash transfers really the silver bullet to raising countries out of poverty?

John Norris |

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Beware the Tax Man

Is this mild-mannered corruption fighter the most dangerous man in India?

Sadanand Dhume |

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Putin's Legalism

Why did Moscow take such careful steps to ensure its annexation of Crimea didn’t break Russian law?

Katie Engelhart |

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A Culture of Fear, Made in Russia

Ukraine has a lingering human rights predicament -- but an even grimmer one awaits Crimea.

Salil Shetty |

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The Lies American Jihadists Tell Themselves

On faking blackness, dickriders, basic training, and the sad fabulist and wannabe-warrior-of-Islam, Nicholas Teausant.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

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Getting to No

Why ensuring nuclear material doesn't end up in terrorists' hands should still be at the very top of President Obama's agenda.

Graham Allison |

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China's Empty Cities and the Law of Supply and Demand

Why Beijing needs to keep on building, snarky bloggers be damned.

Daniel Altman |

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Self-Determination in the Age of Putin

Does Crimea have the right to join Russia? The answer isn't as clear as Moscow’s critics or its defenders think.

Brad Simpson |

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From Détente to Meltdown

Will Russian adventurism in Crimea blow up the P5+1 nuclear talks? Iran's hard-liners sure hope so.

Daniel Brumberg |

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Putin's Ghost Under the Bed

Meet Moscow's favorite bogeyman -- the accused Nazi collaborator who led the fight for Ukrainian independence.

Alexander J. Motyl |

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Throwing Windmills at the Wyndham

While the Syrian opposition brawls in an Istanbul hotel, the battlefield fighting is increasingly within the rebel camp.

Susannah George |

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A War of Escalation

More sanctions are coming, and more pain will be imposed on Moscow. But does the West have the stomach for the battle?

Dmitri Trenin |

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No Country for Young Men

A generation of Lost Boys returned home to build a new nation in South Sudan. Now war has found them again.

Timothy D. May |

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Mourning a Musical Dissident

The story of Cameroon's late 'Guitar Man,' who spent his life fighting to take down a brutal autocrat.

Alex Gladstein |

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Yes, There Are Bad Guys in the Ukrainian Government

It's time for a frank conversation about some of the unsavory characters in Kiev.

Andrew Foxall |

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Where's NATO's Strong Response to Russia's Invasion of Crimea?

Why action -- not activity -- is the only way to put the brakes on Moscow.

Kurt Volker |

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What Would Ike Do?

Why President Obama doesn't understand Eisenhower's lessons of war, pushback, and how to deal with thuggish regimes.

James Jeffrey |

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Out of the Red and into the Black

Is China's debt problem really under control?

Arthur Kroeber |

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Another Kind of Surge

How the United States can pull Sudan and South Sudan back from the brink of disaster.

John Prendergast |

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The Solve-Everything, Do-Nothing White House

How big goals and low bandwidth scuppered Obama's overburdened foreign policy agenda.

Stephen Walt |

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Don't Poke the Russian Bear

Putin is a bully but he’s not insane, and escalating a conflict with Moscow can only make things worse.

Gordon Adams |

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The Guns of August in the East China Sea

Dark echoes of world war lurk in Asia's dangerous, contested waters.

Robert D. Kaplan |

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Avoiding Srebrenica Redux

Twenty years ago, the United States and Europe failed the people of Bosnia. Here's how they can do better this time in Ukraine.

Paul Hockenos |

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Chicken Kiev

Will Russia risk an all-out invasion of Ukraine?

Andrew S. Bowen |

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From Chess Player to Barroom Brawler

There's increasing evidence that Vladimir Putin is dangerously drunk on power -- and reckless.

Mark Galeotti |

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Who Lost Europe?

How the standoff in Ukraine could split NATO and kill the Asia pivot.

Jeffrey Mankoff |