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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘Eastward Ho’ for India-led South Asia?

‘Eastward Ho’ for India-led South Asia?

Trade blocs are often instruments of geopolitics. India’s cooperation with the South Asian nations east of Pakistan plays witness to this age-old truism.

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Trump and al-Sisi Set to Launch Strategic Rapprochement

Trump and al-Sisi Set to Launch Strategic Rapprochement

Egypt’s strongman President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi could emerge as one of the potential winners of Trump’s foreign policy strategy in the Middle East.

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Despite a Neighborhood on Fire, Jordan Remains Stable

Despite a Neighborhood on Fire, Jordan Remains Stable

As the media focuses on the many crises in the Middle East, Jordan’s capacity to endure the instability next door is noteworthy.

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Beijing’s ‘One-China Policy’ is an Authoritarian Absurdity

Beijing’s ‘One-China Policy’ is an Authoritarian Absurdity

Let’s get real: Taiwan has never been a part of the People’s Republic of China. Nor do most of its citizens have any interest in being part of the PRC.

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Libyan Oil: A Bittersweet Return?

Libyan Oil: A Bittersweet Return?

Libyan oil coming back online could jeopardize a fragile production cut deal orchestrated by producers cartel OPEC to rebalance the global oil supply glut.

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As Sanctions are Lifted, Russia Eyes Trade Opportunities with Iran

As Sanctions are Lifted, Russia Eyes Trade Opportunities with Iran

As Iran’s economy is likely to become a bonanza for foreign companies in the upcoming years, Russia is preparing to secure its share.

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Chinese Censorship Comes to Miss World Pageant

Chinese Censorship Comes to Miss World Pageant

Lin was banned from participating in the 2015 pageant held in China and has now been barred from speaking on human rights at this year’s contest in the U.S.

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