Australia’s Mr. China

Canberra's new prime minister has a plan to shake up the country's balancing act between the United States and China. And Washington might not like it.


What Xi Wants From Washington

During his two days in Washington State, Chinese President Xi Jinping will take part in the usual array of business roundtables and CEO forums focused ...

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U.S. To Lift More Commercial and Travel Restrictions Against Cuba

The United States announced it would continue to ease economic penalties against Cuba and loosens travel restrictions to the island.

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Did the West Really Miss a Chance to End the Syrian War?

Contrary to breathless media reports, Western diplomats say Russia was never ready to dump Assad, even if its U.N. envoy floated the idea in 2012.


South Sudan’s Peace Deal Never Stood a Chance

Until the West starts making the war hurt for corrupt elites, the bloody civil war will go on.


Saudi Arabia’s King Comes Knocking

With the Iran deal done, King Salman is in Washington looking for reassurance — and warships.

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