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The Changbai Shan, a Chinese amphibious warfare ship that’s taken advantage of commercial ports for resupply, Jan. 26, 2015. (Wikimedia Commons)

One Belt, One Road, One Happy Chinese Navy

Beijing is using commercial bridgeheads to give its warships staying power in the Indian Ocean.

A voter casts her ballot in the referendum to end the guerrilla war between the FARC and the Colombian government in Bogotá on Oct. 2, 2016. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Here’s How the United States Can Help Colombia Thrive

As an era of peace approaches, both countries should take practical steps to strengthen the relationship.

Employees build a Boeing 777 airplane cockpit at a plant in Wichita, Kansas, on Aug. 18, 2004. (Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Why China Will Win the Trade War

Trump thinks he has a strong hand. In fact, Washington is far more vulnerable than Beijing.

A hard hat with the slogan "Make America Great Again" printed on it at the newly opened Acosta Deep Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, on June 8, 2017. (Justin Merriman/Getty Images)

Trump Makes American Coal Great Again — Overseas

U.S. coal exports have exploded. Can that continue?

European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom speaks at the Atlantic Council in Washington on June 29, 2016. (Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Views on Trade Aren’t a Passing Fad

The United States and Europe must find a synthesis between the free trading dogmas of yesterday and the nationalist impulses of today.

With the U.S. bailing out, the remaining 11 countries forged ahead and signed a revised Pacific trade pact in Santiago, Chile, Mar. 8, 2018. (Claudio Reyes/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. Wants Back in the TPP? Good Luck With That.

Asia is moving on without America when it comes to trade — and could be better off for it.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at a press conference of the 13th National People's Congress on March 20. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images.)

Is Trump’s Get-Tough Approach With China Working?

Ahead of sweeping tariffs on China, Beijing is sending very mixed messages.

A decades-old edifice being demolished to make way for a Trump project, Chicago, Jan. 3, 2005. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Trump Opened ‘Pandora’s Box’ With Tariffs

There’s a reason countries have been loath to use the national security excuse to slap tariffs on imports: It’s a recipe for disaster.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on May 9, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (RIA Novosti via Getty Images)

China’s Global Dreams Give Its Neighbors Nightmares

From Russia to Central Asia, Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative triggers bad memories of Chinese imperialism.

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves after a meeting with EU officials in Brussels on May 25, 2017. (THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s War on Europe Is Revving Up

It was only a matter of time until the U.S. president's anti-EU views did damage.

President Donald Trump, surrounded by steel and aluminum workers, proclaims new tariffs that many fear will spark a trade war, Mar. 8, 2018. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump Knows the Best Trade Wars. The Very Best.

What better way to boost national security than to tick off all your allies?

One of Russia’s new icebreaking LNG tankers that are opening up the Arctic to energy shipments, Jun. 3, 2017. (Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin and Xi Are Dreaming of a Polar Silk Road

The Northern Sea Route might not be the next Suez Canal, but it’s at the heart of Moscow and Beijing’s play for the high north.

A worker tests the quality of molten iron at a furnace in the production area of the Zhong Tian (Zenith) Steel Group Corporation in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, China on May 12, 2016.

Steeling for a Fight

Trump's threatened tariffs won't hurt China. They'll goad the EU to retaliate and could spark a global trade war that won't end well for anyone.

A man looks at a J-31 Gyrfalcon stealth fighter plane model designed by Aviation Industry Corporation of China at the Beijing International Aviation Expo on Sept. 17, 2015. WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

Washington Strikes Back Against Chinese Investment

A new bill moving forward on Capitol Hill would expand regulators' ability to block Chinese acquisitions — and U.S. ventures abroad.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with steel executives at the White House, where he announced new tariffs, Mar. 1, 2018. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Here Comes Trump’s Trade War

Amid White House turmoil, the president unfurls the "America First" flag, and sees immediate blowback.

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