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China, Russia Flex Muscles in Increasing Number of Close Calls with U.S. Aircraft

China, Russia Flex Muscles in Increasing Number of Close Calls with U.S. Aircraft

| October 4, 2014

A spate of dangerous midair encounters between American, Chinese and Russian military aircraft in the Pacific is the result of increasingly assertive strategies by both U.S. adversaries to project power far beyond their borders.

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US Vacates Base in Central Asia as Russia’s Clout Rises

US Vacates Base in Central Asia as Russia’s Clout Rises

| June 3, 2014

The United States has handed back its only Central Asian airbase to the government of Russia’s close ally Kyrgyzstan.

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Crimea: Putin’s War for Oil and Gas?

Crimea: Putin’s War for Oil and Gas?

| May 21, 2014

In annexing Crimea, the Russians can claim ownership of—or at any rate, control over—an enormous area of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, off the Crimean shoreline, and with them their underwater resources.

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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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In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Fuel Reserves

In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Fuel Reserves

| May 17, 2014

When Russia seized Crimea in March, it acquired not just the Crimean landmass but also a maritime zone more than three times its size with the rights to underwater resources potentially worth trillions of dollars.

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Obama’s Post-Cold War ‘Bizarro World’ Foreign Policies

Obama’s Post-Cold War ‘Bizarro World’ Foreign Policies

| April 24, 2014

The new global order unfolding has the look of disorder.

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The Inconvenience of History

The Inconvenience of History

| April 23, 2014

Ukraine: Obama abandons another country to its fate.

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Obama’s Foreign Policy ‘Flexibility’ Seen as Weakness

Obama’s Foreign Policy ‘Flexibility’ Seen as Weakness

| April 23, 2014

US adversaries are watching the timid response in Ukraine.

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How Ukraine Crisis Could Pull US to War

How Ukraine Crisis Could Pull US to War

| April 18, 2014

Widespread violence or civil war would certainly be a calamity for Ukrainians. But would its consequences for American national interests require an American military response?

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West Struggles as Russia Moves to Dominate Old USSR

West Struggles as Russia Moves to Dominate Old USSR

| April 11, 2014

Moscow’s commitment to rebuild the former USSR as its own unilateral sphere of influence may outstrip the determination of Washington and its European allies to stop it.

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