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Biden’s ‘Reversals’

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Just about every U.S. president promises a new era of U.S. foreign policy. George W. Bush promised to abolish nation building as a goal....

In Canada, Deep Divisions Brilliantly Managed

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Sept. 13, 2017 The country has been able to withstand differences that would tear other countries apart.

Prince Charles Says We Are Dead Meat

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Prince Charles has announced that the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow will be “the last chance saloon” for the planet. The COP26, as...

China and the Element of Surprise

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A war between China and the United States would be a war between peer powers. That’s not to say they are identical powers; all...

China Stares Down a Financial Reckoning

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One has to wonder what Jack Ma was thinking when, in a speech in Shanghai in late October, the Alibaba and Ant Group founder...

Hurricane Harvey: A Geopolitical Force of Nature

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Aug. 30, 2017 Only some natural disasters can change the behavior of nations. Harvey may be one such disaster.

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