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Amb. Kishore Mahbubani on U.S.-China Relations

Amb. Kishore Mahbubani on U.S.-China Relations

In the first installment of this 6-part virtual roundtable, Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani, gauges the ‘temperature’ of U.S.-China relations.

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Future Russian Leaders Might Regret Putin’s ‘fresh start’ With Erdogan

Future Russian Leaders Might Regret Putin’s ‘fresh start’ With Erdogan

The Kremlin keeps accusing the West of meddling in Russian politics but embraces Turkey that openly claims large swaths of its territory.

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String of Attacks Increases Risk of Anti-Refugee Sentiments in Germany

String of Attacks Increases Risk of Anti-Refugee Sentiments in Germany

The latest string of violence increases risk of anti-migrant feelings and political tensions as Merkel is weakened by the refugee crisis.

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Dammed If You Do, Damned If You Don’t: Cooperation in the Nile Basin

Dammed If You Do, Damned If You Don’t: Cooperation in the Nile Basin

Issues like water governance and cross-border coordination of energy supply are likely to become much more thorny diplomatic exercises to deal with.

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Modern Slavery at Sea

Modern Slavery at Sea

The discovery of unpaid seamen trapped on an offshore oil supply vessel highlights the links between forced labor and the formal, legal global economy.

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Russian South China Sea Drills Complicate Japanese Security

Russian South China Sea Drills Complicate Japanese Security

Japan’s desire to become a more “normal” power through South China Sea proclamations has just become more complicated thanks to Russia.

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Making the Olympics Less of an Elite Event

Making the Olympics Less of an Elite Event

No country should host the Olympics unless there is a guaranteed positive economic return from the Games. Unfortunately, this is not the case of Rio 2016.

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Will Hanoi go to The Hague?

Will Hanoi go to The Hague?

Now that an arbitral court in The Hague has ruled in favor of Manila over Beijing’s claims to the South China Sea, will Hanoi be next?

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Britain after Brexit: Potential for a Global Network

Britain after Brexit: Potential for a Global Network

Britain, along with Japan, Canada, Australia, Korea and Norway could create a network of safe and neutral financial and service havens: the G4N.

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GailForce: Aspen Security Forum Part I

GailForce: Aspen Security Forum Part I

The Aspen Security Forum offers the opportunity to hear directly from the people developing and executing our security strategy.

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Alliances and American Values

Alliances and American Values

Trump is not alone in complaining about alliances. Others, for various reasons, dislike our relationship with Saudi Arabia or arrangements with Pakistan.

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The Myth of Islamic Banking

The Myth of Islamic Banking

Islamists not only look at religion as a panacea to political issues, but also as a provider of social justice and an engine of economic prosperity.

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THAAD Fuels Tensions in South Korea-China Relations

THAAD Fuels Tensions in South Korea-China Relations

After months of intense negotiations, the US-South Korea Joint Working Group announced the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).

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Continued Challenges for Venezuela

Continued Challenges for Venezuela

Here is an update on the situation in Venezuela: from oil corruption, to government layoffs, to a border rush into Colombia.

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Brexit and Scexit: A Chance rather than Failure

Brexit and Scexit: A Chance rather than Failure

Subjects of the British Queen decided to leave the European Union. Brexit and Scexit could be right decisions while accession to the EU was a mistake.

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The World Needs Maternalistic Leadership

The World Needs Maternalistic Leadership

With the worldwide rising tide of female leadership, the global public’s call for a female UN leader encapsulates today’s zeitgeist.

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