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The United States Is Losing Asia to China

Don't be fooled by the Trump administration's trade deal with Beijing. America is losing out badly on the bigger game.

The Cable

Trump Taps Veteran Ambassador, Former Congressman to Head USAID

Mark Green, Trump’s pick to run USAID, is widely respected and offers a much-needed lifeline to a burned-out agency.

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The End of Foreign Aid As We Know It

Trump budget would gut development assistance and fold USAID into State.

Elephants in the Room

Development and Diplomacy Are Instruments of a ‘Peace through Strength’ Foreign Policy

Instead of making slash and burn cuts at State, a top-to-bottom review is needed.

Argument

Savaging State and USAID Budgets Could Do Wonders for Results

The Trump administration is threatening serious cuts to diplomacy. But doing more with less isn’t impossible.

Dispatch

A Tale of Two Syrian Cities

In government-controlled Damascus and western Aleppo, the two rival centers of Syrian life seem destined for very different fates.

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