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Chinese President Xi Jinping, Papua New Guinea's Governor-General Bob Dadae, and Papua New Guinea's Chief of Defense Gilbert Toropo attend a welcome ceremony for Xi's state visit in Port Moresby on Nov. 16. (David Gray/AFP/Getty Images)

One Belt, One Road, One Big Mistake

China’s signature foreign-policy project is a failure that the U.S. shouldn’t copy.

An Iranian man shops at a drugstore at the Nikan hospital in Tehran on September 11, 2018.

How Europe Could Blunt U.S. Iran Sanctions Without Washington Lifting A Finger

If the EU gives its special purpose vehicle for Iran trade a humanitarian focus, the Trump administration won’t be able to stop it without trampling longstanding U.S. exemptions.

U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and top officials reached a truce in the trade war over dinner at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires on Dec. 1. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump and Xi Park Trade War—For Now

But the U.S. president raises new uncertainties over the fate of the trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

The South China Sea (C) is seen on a globe for sale at a bookstore in Beijing on June 15, 2016. 
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The Pieces Are in Place for a Grand Bargain With China

Trade war is hurting everyone, but it has a geopolitical solution.

Donald Trump speaks at a rally on February 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Trump’s China Policy Is a Triumph

The president's trade war is bringing Beijing to heel.

US President Donald Trump speaks to China's President Xi Jinpingin the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017.
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Xi and Trump Should Swallow Their Pride and Join the TPP

Joining the trade pact would force both sides to make much-needed changes.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping leave an event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

China Is in Denial on Trade

With few good options for responding to a trade war, Xi is banking on simply outlasting Trump.

Conservative member of Parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg speaks to the media after submitting a letter of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May  on November 15, 2018 in London.

Will the Tories Sacrifice Theresa May to Survive?

Britain’s prime minister is fighting a three-front battle to save her Brexit deal. Most of the party claims to support her, but the prospect of losing power to Jeremy Corbyn might motivate Conservatives to replace their leader.

Reps. Richard Neal, left, and Bill Pascrell huddle on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 6, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Trade War Inside the Democratic Party

They've won the House, but can Democrats find a common front against Trump’s trade policy?

The ship Mein Schiff 6 is built at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, on Sept. 6, 2016. (Jussi Nukari/AFP/Getty Images)

There’s No Plan B for Port Security

Privatization and automation have left global shipping fatally exposed.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday announced limited waivers for Iranian oil sales, but stressed U.S. intentions of applying “maximum pressure,” Washington, May 21, 2018. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. to Allow Some Iranian Oil Sales—For Now

With sanctions kicking in Monday, the administration still aims for zero oil exports from Iran but wants to avoid spiking price of crude.

Emily Haber, the German ambassador to the United States, and Henne Schuwer, the Dutch ambassador to the United States. (Paul Zinken/Picture Alliance via Getty Images/Benoit Doppagne/AFP/Getty Images/Foreign Policy illustration)

Two Eurocrats and Their Trans-Atlantic Quest to Woo Idaho

Ambassadors try to understand more about Trump’s America by seeing it for themselves.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend an event for business leaders in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

A Cold War Is Coming, and It Isn’t China’s Fault

Why Washington should stop treating Beijing like an adversary.

HA GIANG, VIETNAM - November 27, 2016: Local people mostly H’mong go shopping for clothes at Dong Van Sunday Market, in the mountainous border province of Ha Giang. (Photo by Linh Pham/Getty Images)

Vietnam Is Winning the U.S.-China Trade War

As Beijing loses business, Hanoi's picking up the pieces.

Demonstrators wave a British flag with European Union stars and European Union flags as they take part in a march calling for a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal, in central London on Oct. 20.

A Second Vote on Brexit Won’t Enhance Democracy. It Will Undermine It.

The elitist proponents of a “people’s vote” don’t care about the popular will. They only care about getting the outcome they want.

A truck transports a shipping container at a port in Zhangjiagang, China, on Aug. 7. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trade War Has Claimed Its First Victim

Tariffs from the United States, Canada, China, Mexico, and the EU may have damaged the WTO beyond repair.

Dollar and yuan notes are seen at a bank in Beijing on May 15, 2006. (China Photos/Getty Images)

China’s Dangerous Dollar Addiction

China pays for raw materials in greenbacks, but Trump’s trade war could soon dwindle its dollar reserves.

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) visit Belleek Pottery, on July 19, 2018 in St Belleek, Northern Ireland. (Clodagh Kilcoyne - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Democratic Unionist Party Isn’t Bluffing on Brexit. It’s Being ‘Thran.’

The small Northern Irish party that props up the British government has a history of belligerence and brinkmanship. But ultimately it will blink.

The construction site of a nuclear reactor in Sanmen, Zhejiang province, China, on June 4, 2009. Almost 10 years ago, China began building new nuclear reactors with U.S. technology, and the first finally came online this week. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

Trump’s Latest China Salvo Could Hurt U.S. Nuke Industry

Administration says Beijing is diverting U.S. nuclear technology for military use.

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