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How to Contain an Asian Country That Will Remain Nameless

U.S. naval forces are about to release a revised maritime strategy. The last one, in 2007, didn't mention China. Don't bet on that this time around.

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Hitting Doubles in Havana

The Obama administration is beginning negotiations, in earnest, with the Castro regime. But getting to democracy and free market capitalism may take a while.

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The Replacements

Can a team of retired American diplomats stop North Korea’s nuclear program?

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Can Obama’s One-Sided Cuba Deal Be Salvaged?

The White House misplayed its strong hand, but negotiations are just getting started. Here's what Washington should be asking for.

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The Palestinians Decide to Roll the Dice at the United Nations

A new Palestinian resolution setting a timeline for an Israeli withdrawal risks a serious rupture with the United States.

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