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Why Burma Is Heading Downhill Fast

Rivalries among the political elite are exacerbating divides and allowing urgent problems to fester. Can anyone stop the rot?

Min Zin |

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The Saudi Problem and the Head of the Snake

Does Obama still have pull over Riyadh, when the king's point man -- Prince Bandar -- is pulling the strings from afar?

Simon Henderson |

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The Triumph of Putin Is When Good Countries Do Nothing

While Obama focuses on shoring up European support to fend off Russian aggression, it's actually powerful emerging nations that hold the key.

Suzanne Nossel |

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The Empire Strikes Back

Forget just shutting down Twitter, now Turkey's embattled prime minster has taken to denouncing Ottoman sultans.

Nick Danforth |

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The 2 Percent Doctrine

Is the European Central Bank ready to start tackling the continent’s inflation problem?

Daniel Altman |

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When Bygones Were Bygones

Today, China and Japan are at each other’s throats, but 30 years ago they were like old friends. What happened?

Sergey Radchenko |

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MH370 and the Secrets of the Deep, Dark Southern Indian Ocean

The world's most isolated ocean has a long history of making things disappear.

Frank Jacobs |

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Sisi 2014!

Egypt’s top general is a shoo-in to win the race for president. Then the hard part begins.

Steven A. Cook |

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Big Trouble in Farmville

Melting glaciers and superstorms won't matter if the world can't feed itself. 

Richard Schiffman |

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The Big Chill

The United States and its allies have imposed stinging sanctions on Russia. To make them work, they need to hold fast.

William B. Taylor |

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The Asia Pivot Needs a Firm Footing in the Middle East

Why Washington can't afford to neglect its friends in the Gulf.

Yousef Al Otaiba |

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Madman in the White House

Why looking crazy can be an asset when you’re staring down the Russians.

James Rosen |

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Russia's Window of Opportunity in Ukraine

If Putin wants to make a grab for Ukraine's east and south, he'll need to move soon.

Pavel Felgenhauer |

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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 |