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Emanuele Scimia

Tension is running high across the Strait of Taiwan amid a diplomatic tit-for-tat between China and Taipei’s government. Beijing appears determined to downgrade the international projection of the island nation, now...

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Peter Lee

News of the Trump/Tsai Ing-wen phone convo exploded into the mediasphere on Friday night and learned and unlearned predictions of dire consequences raged for a good four hours until the PRC...

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Peter Lee

The Obama administration, supposedly representing the pinnacle of responsible elite forethought and expert decision-making, is about to handle the cowboys of the Trump administration a gosh-awful mess: North Korea. For most of...

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Gary Kleiman

South Korean shares surrendered yearly gains, the 10-year bond yield rose to 2%, and the won lost almost 2% against the dollar as legislators moved to vote on President Park Guen-hye’s...

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Peter Lee

It is not yet clear what havoc President-Elect Trump will or will not wreak on the US economy, society, and foreign relations. Liberal internationalist self-esteem apparently remains intact despite the awkwardness of...

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Emanuele Scimia

They are the standard bearers of Europe’s progressive social democracy, often at the forefront of international humanitarian efforts, track-two diplomacy and conflict resolution initiatives. But Nordic states (Sweden, Norway, Denmark and...