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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde welcomes Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and others at the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Fukuoka, Japan, on June 9.

Experts Get Multipolarity All Wrong

Don’t discount the G-20. In a world with no hegemon, coordinating bodies are more important than ever.

Chinese flags in Chaoyang Park in Beijing on Sept. 30, 2006.

The Secret Sources of Populism

It is a direct response to the West’s loss of prestige and authority. And it won’t be the last political trend sparked from the outside.

Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, South Korea's President Moon Jae-In, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha pose for a group photo before the start of the ASEAN-China on Nov. 14, 2018 in Singapore. (Ore Huiying/Getty Images)

China Couldn’t Dominate Asia if It Wanted to

There are plenty of reasons Asia has been multipolar for almost all of recorded history, and Beijing understands them all.

EAST SEA (March 8, 2016) The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the east sea during Exercise Ssang Yong 2016. Boxer is the flagship of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in exercise Ssang Yong 16. Ssang Yong 16 is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward-deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Craig Z. Rodarte/Released)160308-N-YR245-418 
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A New-Old Plan to Save the World … That Has No Hope of Saving the World

Why a big-name D.C.-based think tank’s report on U.S. foreign policy is unimaginative, predictably U.S.-centric, and a recipe for failure.

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The GOP Plan to Bring Back a Unipolar World

Republicans seem to think that by banging the drum for increased defense spending, they can restore America's greatness. They're wrong.

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