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As Putin Looks East, China and Russia Sign $400-Billion Gas Deal

As Putin Looks East, China and Russia Sign $400-Billion Gas Deal

| May 21, 2014

The long-awaited agreement is a political triumph for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is courting partners in Asia as those in Europe and the United States seek to isolate him over Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula.

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China Steps up Speed of Oil Stockpiling as Tensions Mount in Asia

China Steps up Speed of Oil Stockpiling as Tensions Mount in Asia

| May 18, 2014

Beijing has ordered an “unprecedented” build-up of oil reserves as West prepares for possible oil sanctions against Russia.

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China and the Age of Contempt

China and the Age of Contempt

| May 15, 2014

The United States’ allies in Asia needed reassurance from Washington that, despite missteps in Syria and Ukraine, it was serious about defending the political and economic order in Asia. But reassuring allies also means demonstrating U.S. intent and capability to stand up to China’s revanchism.

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China Defies Obama’s Slow Asia Pivot with Rapid Military Buildup

China Defies Obama’s Slow Asia Pivot with Rapid Military Buildup

| April 22, 2014

President Barack Obama’s trip to Asia this week will be dominated by a country he’s not even visiting: China.

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Obama Looks to Salvage Asia ‘Pivot’ as Allies Fret about China

Obama Looks to Salvage Asia ‘Pivot’ as Allies Fret about China

| April 16, 2014

During Obama’s four-nation tour of Asia that begins on April 23, his toughest challenge will be to reassure skeptical leaders that the United States intends to be more than just a casual observer and instead is genuinely committed to countering an increasingly assertive China in the region.

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The Coming Global Disorder

The Coming Global Disorder

| October 1, 2012

How does global order come undone? How do the arrangements and understandings through which war is generally avoided, commerce generally protected, and the cause of civilization generally advanced, cease to function?

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