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Currency Devaluation Shows the High Cost of China’s Soft Power

Beijing has been spending hundreds of billions of dollars to buy friends and influence its neighbors. Weakening the value of the yuan shows that the bill is coming due — and China may not be able to pay it.

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Magical Thinking and the Real Power of Hiroshima

A few thoughts on the psychological effect and utility of nuclear weapons.

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Out of the Mushroom Cloud’s Shadow

The generation that survived Hiroshima is dying off. Will Japan’s resistance to nuclear weapons disappear with it?

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Why Is China Playing Nice With Japan?

Despite tensions over disputed land and the memories of World War II, economic necessity is bringing the two neighbors closer than they’ve been in years.

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