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Neoconservatism has died, and liberal internationalism is discredited. Perhaps it’s time to return to the ideas of one of the last century’s greatest realists.
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One of the Middle East’s most westernized outposts is falling apart—and looking east for a soft landing.
As military expenditure soars in Pakistan despite an unprecedented economic catastrophe, Khan’s power looks to be waning.
Beijing’s new security law may cause mass emigration in Hong Kong.
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If the United States can’t stop a virus at home, there’s no reason to think it should ever try running another country.
Ignoring the central role of race and colonialism in world affairs precludes an accurate understanding of the modern state system.
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When the coronavirus crisis is over, China will be forced to embrace a less ambitious future.
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