As North Korea Goes Nuclear, U.S.-China Relations Sour

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Beijing will use what leverage it has to prevent the U.S. from taking a tougher stance on trade.

Where Hypersonic Weapons Fit in the Future of War

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The battles that will urgently require these are the battles that nations must win.

The Predictable Volatility of Iran and North Korea

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One is coming to grips with its geographic constraints, the other is turning weakness into strength.

The War Over Season’s Greetings

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Dec. 27, 2017 “Merry Christmas” is a religious greeting that has become a secular one.

Putin’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Moment in Syria

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Dec. 20, 2017 In the Middle East, today’s successes can be tomorrow’s failures.

Europe’s Era of Harmony Is Over

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Dec. 13, 2017 Polish voters, like those in Britain, elected not to harmonize with Europe.

The Coming Conflict Between China and Japan

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Dec. 6, 2017 As the U.S. nears the limits of its power, regional powers will be more unencumbered than ever before.

Iran Reshapes the Middle East

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Nov. 29, 2017 For the moment, Iran has been freed to assert itself.

Stalingrad

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Nov. 22, 2017 The German army during World War II regarded the city as a way station en route to Baku’s oil, but it turned out to be a meat grinder.

International Organizations Are Tools for Powerful Countries

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Nov. 15, 2017 Multilateral groupings are usually impotent, so why are there so many of them?

Saudi Arabia’s Saturday Night Massacre

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Nov. 8, 2017 Now is the beginning of a new Saudi Arabia or the end of an experiment.

El Alamein: The British Empire’s Last Hurrah

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Oct. 25, 2017 After the opening of the Suez Canal, control of the Mediterranean became an obsession for the British.