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The Kremlin Begs To Differ

One doesn’t need to be a Russian domestic radical or a foreign Russophobe to see major flaws in the way Russia is ruled. The population, however, is satisfied with the status quo...for now.

Total Recall

What do the Olympics, airplanes and toys have in common? How China can reverse course, and save lives. . . .

Arrested Development

If developed countries fail to effectively enforce the oecd Anti-Bribery Convention, all anti-corruption efforts in the developing world will suffer.

Lessons from the Bloc

What the collapse of the Soviet Union should have taught us about Iraq.

A Second Look. . . .

When it comes to BRICs, the Brazilian tortoise might end up beating the other three hares.

China on the March

Dos and Don’ts for U.S. strategic planners when it comes to dealing with China.


Is China Doomed?

It'll be very hard to rebalance the economy as the old paradigms fall apart.

Don't Abandon Taiwan

Washington's relationship with the isle is crucial to security in Asia.

New Hope in U.S.-Chinese Talks

Progress is possible this week—but Beijing party politics will decide if it lasts.


Letting Go of North Korea

Washington should step back and drop the issue in the laps of North Korea's neighbors.

Yuri Luzhkov Gets Stung By Medvedev

The firing of Moscow's mayor is reminiscent of past Russian housecleaning.

North Korea and Benign Neglect

Few people outside—and probably even inside—North Korea’s capital have any idea what's going on there. Is it time to let the Koreans work things out for themselves?

Books & Reviews

Democracy & Its Discontents

The inevitability of republicanism as the answer to infinite governmental woes seemed clear. Yet the belief that the world abhors an ideological vacuum was mistaken.

Utopia and its Discontents

Two works address selective amnesia about communist atrocities.

A Nation under Guilt

Two recent histories of Nazi Germany shore up the dyke against the rising flood of "Germany as victim" revisionism.

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April 20, 2014