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U.S. seaman Xi Chan in the Taiwan Strait

The U.S. Is Getting Taiwan Ready to Fight on the Beaches

Biden continues Trump’s “porcupine strategy” to harden the island’s defenses.

Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves the stage after speaking during the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 14, 2017.

Belt and Road Meets Build Back Better

Can the West’s newfangled development programs compete with China’s?

Salva Kiir, then-acting president of the government of Southern Sudan

Succession in South Sudan

America’s greatest success story in Africa has degenerated into its biggest failure.


The Bidenomics Revolution

If he succeeds, the president will cast 40 years of economic doctrine on history’s ash heap. But that’s a big if.

A physical imitation of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency is displayed on foreign bank notes.

Why Cryptocurrency Is Crazy—Like a Fox

Bitcoin’s already aging out, and central banks may lose in the race against whatever comes next.

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The Reluctant Firewall

Can the Obama administration afford to sit on the sidelines while the European economic crisis worsens?

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Bitter Medicine

Bailing out the banks may be hard to stomach, but it's the only way to prevent a global economy predicated on financial institutions from plunging into recession.


It’s the Politics, Stupid

The eurozone crisis isn't about debt or deficits -- it's about a dysfunctional political system.


A Bridge to Nowhere

The Brussels plan is a decent stopgap. But if Europe's countries in crisis can't hold out long enough to start growing their economies again, it won't matter.

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Interview: Larry Summers

Foreign Policy speaks with President Barack Obama's former top economic advisor about how European leaders can break their cycle of crisis summits -- and how vulnerable America is if it all spirals out of control.

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The Last Hope for Redemption

If European policymakers really do care about saving the monetary union, they're going to have to stop talking -- and start issuing Eurobonds.


Downward Spiral

Europe's crisis is morphing again -- for the third time in only 12 months -- and the implications for the global economy are even more complex, unsettling, and troubling.


Where There’s a Will…

If the founding members of the eurozone don't get their acts together, the euro will collapse.

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