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China's Pollution Revolution

Could Beijing's coal addiction be its downfall?

Gal Luft |

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Cool War Rising

With Washington and Moscow caught in a deteriorating relationship, is conflict inevitable?

James Stavridis |

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Bad Blood

Is North Korea's double dealing risking its most important relationship?

Shen Dingli |

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The Debrief

Jihadists as possible forces of peace, Russia as a potential dealmaker, and other conclusions from the inaugural PeaceGame.

Kristin Lord |

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Stolen History

Why should we care about saving Syria's antiquities?

Mark Vlasic |

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Our Red Lines and Theirs

New information reveals why Saddam Hussein never used chemical weapons in the Gulf War.

Benjamin Buch |

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Madiba in Ramallah

What Nelson Mandela means to Palestine’s struggle.

Mustafa Barghouti |

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China's Backdoor Breakout

As China flexes its muscles in Central Asia, will the United States have any influence after it leaves Afghanistan?

Richard Boucher |

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The Signal and the Noise in Middle East Elections

Social media can tell us a lot about voting patterns -- but only up to a point.

Alex Hanna |

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Outstanding Questions

Why the Iran deal could be a devastating blow to the nonproliferation regime.

Thomas Moore |

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Back in the USSR

The Ukraine protests aren’t about the dream of Europe, but the fear of a Belarusian nightmare.

Michael Weiss |

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A Cambodian Awakening

The Cambodian opposition is flooding the streets. But success depends on whether it can play politics.

Ellen Bork |

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Of Silk Purses and Sow's Ears

The Pentagon may dodge the sequester bullet, but the drawdown is real.

Gordon Adams |

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Sy Hersh's Chemical Misfire

What the legendary reporter gets wrong about Syria's sarin attacks.

Eliot Higgins |

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The Royal Meddler

Why is Thailand's democracy so dysfunctional? Blame the king.

Paul Handley |

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From Ceasefire to Stability

Ending the violence in Syria is only the first step in improving the country’s security.

Jeff Krentel |

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The Linchpin

Why India needs to be at the center of the U.S. pivot to Asia.

Tim Roemer |

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A Deeper Shade of Orange

How the latest mass protests in Ukraine go beyond the revolution of 2004.

Askold Krushelnycky |

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Clan Warfare

Don’t mistake Egypt’s calm for stability.

Eric Trager |

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Drafting Discord

Why Egypt's next constitution won't fulfill the democratic dreams of the revolution.

Isobel Coleman |

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Ceasefire Capitalism

Why Burma's rebels have every reason to be suspicious of government emissaries talking peace.

Francis Wade |

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Checked Out

Why Hamid Karzai's fickle recklessness imperils the future of Afghanistan.

Emile Simpson |

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Fear and Loathing in the Kingdom

How Washington stabbed the Saudis in the back, and why the Iran deal will start a nuclear arms race in the Persian Gulf.

John Hannah |

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The Curse of Low Expectations

Lessons for democracy from Madagascar's election.

Brian Klaas |

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Tables Turned

How two women could shake up Colombia’s unprecedented peace talks with the FARC.

Virginia Bouvier |

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Rider on the Storm

How Israel won the Arab Spring, and why a dangerous new instability threatens the entire region's geopolitical landscape.

Danny Danon |

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Lessons from Pyongyang

How the Obama administration can protect the Iran nuclear deal by looking to past difficulties with North Korea.

Joel Wit |

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Justice Undone

Why is Bosnia releasing people convicted of genocide?

Valerie Hopkins |

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Boxed In

How Israel became the land of no good options.

Amos Harel |

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Imitation Is the Securest Form of Flattery

Why China's powerful, new national defense posture looks so much like America's.

Isaac Stone Fish |