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Israel’s Impending Demographic Reality

Israel’s Impending Demographic Reality

Israel can be Jewish, it can be democratic, and it can be in control of Greater Israel. But it can only choose two out of three.

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The Global Security Benefits of TPP’s Death

The Global Security Benefits of TPP’s Death

The TPP raised security issues, offering many loopholes in user safety, digital privacy, preservation of intellectual property, and government surveillance.

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Pro-China Groups Protest Taiwan President’s U.S. Visit

Pro-China Groups Protest Taiwan President’s U.S. Visit

The protest received little attention in the U.S. but was widely reported in China as evidence of “overseas Chinese” support for Beijing’s “one-China” policy.

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The Day after ISIS in Iraq

The Day after ISIS in Iraq

It is crucial to plan beyond the short-term military strategy and work to create a new environment in which ISIS or its successor cannot re-emerge.

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Of Drones and Overseas Military Bases: The New Face of the War on Terror

Of Drones and Overseas Military Bases: The New Face of the War on Terror

In the summer of 2016, thousands of German citizens stood outside of Ramstein Air Base to protest U.S. drone strikes conducted from there.

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How Trump will Impact the Indian and Chinese Geopolitical Chessboard?

How Trump will Impact the Indian and Chinese Geopolitical Chessboard?

If Trump wants to take his China policy to its logical conclusion, he should capitalize on and galvanize strategic ties with India.

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Turkey’s Syrian Blowback

Turkey’s Syrian Blowback

The current Turkish struggle with IS is a complete reversal from the early years of the Syrian civil war, when Turkey supported opposition against Assad.

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Vietnam Hedging by Dredging in the South China Sea

Vietnam Hedging by Dredging in the South China Sea

Hanoi has been actively fortifying its key holdings in the Spratlys, including the construction of a runway, tunnels and bunkers to defend its territory against China.

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The Rocky Road to Stability: Mali 4 Years after the French Intervention

The Rocky Road to Stability: Mali 4 Years after the French Intervention

The French intervention and the African-led multilateral force have saved Mali from a total collapse. At the same time, the country is far from long-term stability.

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The Fog of Politics and Denied Justice

The Fog of Politics and Denied Justice

Establishing the facts in an objective review could possibly achieve some form of justice for victims of war crimes and genocide.

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Taiwan’s President and Pro-China Opposition Leader both Plan U.S. Visits

Taiwan’s President and Pro-China Opposition Leader both Plan U.S. Visits

Tensions between Taiwan and mainland China will come to the U.S. this month, just in time for Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States.

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Peter Navarro and the Coming China Trade Wars

Peter Navarro and the Coming China Trade Wars

Analysts are alarmed over the potential for a U.S-China trade war after the selection of Peter Navarro as the head of the White House National Trade Council.

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Japan Outpaces U.S. in Race to Enlist Russia to Balance China

Japan Outpaces U.S. in Race to Enlist Russia to Balance China

U.S.-Russian hostilities have decreased U.S. strategic options with respect to China, enabling Shinzo Abe’s own Russian diplomacy to be more fruitful.

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How Hawkish is Gen. James Mattis?

How Hawkish is Gen. James Mattis?

Trump praised him as “a general’s general” and the point person for a muscular U.S. foreign policy. Does Gen. Mattis’ own rhetoric fit Trump’s casting call?

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Japan’s Defense Minister Visits ‘War Crimes Shrine’ Following Pearl Harbor Trip

Japan’s Defense Minister Visits ‘War Crimes Shrine’ Following Pearl Harbor Trip

The visit sparked anger among the country’s neighbors—particularly China and South Korea—that suffered under Japanese occupation during World War II.

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