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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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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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He’s Made It Worse: Obama’s Middle East

He’s Made It Worse: Obama’s Middle East

| May 1, 2014

Under Barack Obama’s leadership, in almost every square inch of the Middle East, the strategic position of the United States has decayed. And the region itself is far worse off than it was when he took office.

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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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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 Next America

The Next America

| April 10, 2014

America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use.

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West Can Ally Against Russia But It Needs Global Cooperation

West Can Ally Against Russia But It Needs Global Cooperation

| March 26, 2014

The US has convinced its Western allies to boot Russia out of the G8, but it needs the cooperation of emerging nations to avoid a new cold-war stalemate.

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