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As the world order unravels, Obama offers the right ideas for restoration

Washington - What a moment for President Obama to deliver his valedictory address to the U.N. Tuesday - defending the liberal international order at a time when it's under severe stress around the world. Obama's speech was preceded by some sickening reminders of how global security is fraying: The day before, a Syrian, or perhaps Russian... weiter


Why Trump's dealmaking could be dangerous

Washington - Consider two quotations, the first engraved in modern history and the other less than a week old, and ask yourself what they have in common: "This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine. ... I believe it is peace for our time... weiter

governing strategy

Clinton should embrace her experience

Washington - Despite Hillary Clinton's recent slip in the polls, she has a big political opportunity, even though some of her advisers might regard it as a curse: She can run as the candidate who represents the "mainstream" leadership of both parties and knows how to fix our broken political system. In a year when anti-elitism has been a dominant... weiter

U.S.' Syrian policy

U.S. fight against Islamic State rests on quicksand

Washington - The U.S. military campaign to seize the Islamic State's capital of Raqqa may be delayed because of a nasty fight between Turkey and the Syrian Kurdish militia known as the YPG. Sadly, it's a classic Middle East moment, when regional players' mistrust for each other overwhelms their common interest in fighting the terrorist Islamic... weiter


China's rising influence is felt in Australia

Melbourne - Australia has a split personality when it comes to China: Government officials stress the importance of their strategic alliance with the U.S., even if it upsets Beijing. But business leaders argue that Australia must accommodate the reality of China's overwhelming economic power in Asia... weiter

great-power rivals

How to deter Russia and China

Washington - The fight against the Islamic State may get the headlines. But it's the military threats from Russia and China that most worry top Pentagon officials - and are driving a new arms race to deter these great-power rivals. This question of how to deal with Russian and Chinese military advances has gotten almost no attention in the 2016... weiter

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  1. Warning against populists and demagogues in Europe and U.S.
  2. Procedures for the appointment of the Secretary-General
  3. "We’re fortunate I’m a multi-billionaire"
  1. "We’re fortunate I’m a multi-billionaire"