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China and Latin America: Pivots and Rivets

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited four Latin American countries last week, pledging money and tightening bonds with nations like Brazil and Argentina.

A Different Germany? Maybe

Riding high on their World Cup victory, the people of Germany are showing, in the words of Der Spiegel, “a new lightness of being, and a growing importance in the world.”

The Second Cold War?

American policymakers need to acknowledge that Russia and China are not partners of the US but in fact adversaries on the other side of a growing international divide.

Why ‘Reset’ Failed

The example of US-Russian relations today is a reminder that the history of diplomacy is littered with cases of the wishful and gullible being outwitted by the cunning and dishonest.