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Shinzo Won't Go

Why the Obama administration needs to learn to live with Japan's fiery prime minister.

Michael Auslin |

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Epiphanies from Win Tin

The late political prisoner on a lifetime of working for a free and democratic Myanmar.

Jake Spring |

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The Pivot to Nothing

Why Tom Donilon's empty claims about America’s rebalancing to Asia obscure a dangerous reality.

Kori Schake |

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Pay No Attention to that Panda Behind the Curtain

It doesn't matter what Obama says -- his Asia trip is all about China.

Stephen Walt |

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Everest Shrugged

Why the deadliest day on the world’s tallest mountain won't change the lives of Nepal's sherpas.

Kyle Knight |

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Making Qatar an Offer It Can't Refuse

Saudi Arabia is setting new terms in the Gulf’s relationship with its wayward neighbor. But will Doha bridle at the deal?

Hassan Hassan |

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Venezuela's Middle Ground

Critics charge that Venezuela's anti-government protesters almost exclusively represent the middle class. The reality is more complicated -- and revealing.

Javier Corrales |

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The Musharraf Boomerang

Could the new Pakistani government’s pursuit of the country’s former dictator be its own undoing?

Arif Rafiq |

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Don't Be a Menace to South (China Sea)

...and other strategies for managing the world's most important bilateral relationship.

Jim Steinberg |

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Waste of Space

135 million pieces of junk are orbiting Earth at 18,000 mph -- and U.S. space dominance is in danger of being ripped to shreds.

Micah Zenko |

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War and Purgatory

What Syria can learn from Bosnia and its post-war mistakes.

Heather McRobie |

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Ozymandias in Beijing

Contrary to what you might think, the Chinese Communist Party is going to crumble one day.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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The Rise of Valls

Hollande's right-leaning prime minister wants to reinvent the Socialist Party -- and he might just dethrone the president in the process.

Robert Zaretsky |

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I Wish I Knew How to Quit You

The world is addicted to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. But are never-ending negotiations only delaying a day of reckoning?

Aaron David Miller |

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Putin Laughs at Your Sanctions

The United States needs to re-up its Cold War strategy if it wants to deter Russia in Ukraine.

Zalmay Khalilzad |

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These Aren't the Drones You're Looking For

Why the Navy’s betting on the wrong robot airplane for future wars.

Paul Scharre |

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Watching Modi, the Maestro, at Work

On the campaign trail in India, the election front-runner takes the high road, while his Hindu nationalist followers support him from below.

James Traub |

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Algeria's New Era

Algeria's long-ruling president is cruising to victory in the polls. But the outside world shouldn't be fooled: The authorities are losing control.

Amel Boubekeur |

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Beware of the Pax Mafioso

Corruption plagues many democracies, emerging or otherwise. Here are a few tips for those who want to fight back.

Kristen Sample |

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Misreading Modi

The controversial front-runner is campaigning against rape, but he may be disastrous for India's women. 

Amana Fontanella-Khan |

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Ode on a Grecian Bond

Greece’s impressive recent bond sale shines a bright light on the country’s future, but it hardly resolves its financial crisis.

Nick Malkoutzis |

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No Charity

Germany's crackdown on a Hezbollah-affiliated group shows that it may finally be wising up about the Lebanese paramilitary organization.

Benjamin Weinthal |

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Will Putin Fall Victim to One of History’s Classic Blunders?

From Napoleon to Bush, there's good precedent on why it's a bad idea for Russia to invade eastern Ukraine.

David C. Gompert |

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Spies Like Us

A former spook tells us why "The Americans" is filled with more intrigue than real espionage.

Aki Peritz |

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Whipping Votes and Protecting Lives

The Obama administration has won a significant human rights triumph in Geneva. But it has gone unheralded amid strident criticisms about spying, drones, and detainees.

Suzanne Nossel |

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Programmed for Failure

The latest round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations never had a chance -- and unless the United States asks itself some tough questions, its days as peace broker are numbered.

Khaled Elgindy |

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How to Beat a Russian Occupation with Flash Mobs

Why nonviolent resistance might be the best hope for thwarting Putin's adventurism in eastern Ukraine.

Maria Stephan |

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Russia Is an Arsonist, Pretending to Be a Fire Safety Inspector

The Moscow playbook: predict chaos in Ukraine, then unleash it.

Michael Weiss |

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Kim Jong Un's Thermonuclear Dreams

What does it mean when North Korea announces it has a "new form" of nuclear testing coming soon?

Jeffrey Lewis |