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Our Brave New Nuclear World


September 18, 2017 · Arthur Waldron

So now we have a North Korea armed with long-range missiles and thermonuclear weapons. Make no mistake. This is the new normal. Pyongyang will never give them up, and ...

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Selling Out the Rohingyas


September 12, 2017 · Sumit Ganguly

In the past several weeks, much attention has been devoted to the abject plight of the minority, predominantly Muslim, Rohingya community in Burma’s (Myanmar’s) Rakhine state. They have long ...

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The World May Be Disappointed the Day After the German Election


September 11, 2017 · Nick Ottens

After last year’s victories for Brexit and Donald Trump, liberals looked to Angela Merkel in Germany for hope. The conservative chancellor was suddenly—and unwillingly—promoted to “leader of the free ...

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The Mystery of China’s Naval Strategy


August 30, 2017 · Arthur Waldron

Almost daily, we have news of Chinese military preparations or activities: her new second aircraft carrier, her quantum communications, her ever-increasing power. Serious analysts, however, usually pose a simple ...

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Afghanistan Again: What’s Different This Time


August 29, 2017 · Richard Kraemer

On August 21, President Donald Trump outlined his strategy for U.S. engagement in Afghanistan. While fully admitting his reluctance to increase current levels of support for the Afghan government ...

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