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The Meltdown of the Global World Order

August 4, 2015

The Meltdown of the Global World Order. “The geopolitical upheaval is most evident in the South China Sea, long a flash point where an ascendant China is now meeting nervous neighbors and a wary American hegemon. The region is nearly alone in seeing a collision of unintentional climate-related chang...

Obama Team, Military at Odds over South China Sea

August 3, 2015

Obama Team, Military at Odds over South China Sea. “Some U.S. naval commanders are at odds with the Obama administration over whether to sail Navy ships right into a disputed area in the South China Sea — a debate that pits some military leaders who want to exercise their freedom of navigation again...

It’s Time to Rethink How We Talk about China

July 31, 2015

It’s Time to Rethink How We Talk about China. “Amid the spin and obfuscation of political Washington, it is easy to forget that words matter and have real consequences for U.S. foreign policy. Yet in its public statements on the relationship most likely to define global politics in the 21st century ...

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