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How China and the U.S. Are Spawning a Global Rivalry Over the Seas

By Alfred McCoy  Amid the intense coverage of Russian cyber-maneuvering and North Korean missile threats, another kind of great-power rivalry has been playing out quietly in the Indian and Pacific oceans. The U.S. and Chinese navies have been repositioning warships and establishing naval bases as if they were so …

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Arab world: the seeds of a new Spring

By Andrew England and Heba  Saleh Drastic reduction of state subsidies, inflation, unemployment, repression, galloping population … All the factors of the explosion of 2011 are still there. And are getting worse. “Friends were shot dead next to me, in front of me and behind me,” Soghayer recalls …

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Five scenarios that could develop in the coming year

By Seth Frantzman The United States is considering reducing or ending its presence in Syria, according to President Donald Trump. In Ohio last week Trump said, “We’ll be coming out of Syria, like very soon.” According to CNN, he told advisers in February that America must achieve victory …

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