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Japan Radically Increased Immigration—and No One Protested

To cope with demographic challenges and labor shortages, Japan’s right-wing government has boosted immigration. How did it avoid the political backlash plaguing the West?

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Don’t Believe the Hype. Russia Is Losing in the Middle East—and Around the World.

Putin’s apparent victories in spreading Russian influence are mirages, some of which have come at a great cost.

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Why Huawei Isn’t So Scary

The Chinese company’s lead in the 5G race isn’t insurmountable, and other firms and countries shouldn’t rush into the fray.

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China’s Overrated Technocrats

Beijing is famous for putting engineers and scientists in charge. But that doesn’t make for better leaders.

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You Only Wish You Had Ukraine’s Democracy

Despite attacks from abroad and corruption at home, Ukrainian democracy isn't failing—it's thriving.

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The Small War That Wasn’t

Why the Kosovo conflict still matters today.

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The Tourism Curse

Like a wealth of oil, lots of visitors can become a development trap. Here’s how to avoid it.

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Why Growth Can’t Be Green

New data proves you can support capitalism or the environment—but it’s hard to do both.

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Thank You, Jimmy Carter

Restoring the reputation of America’s most underrated foreign-policy president.

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