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Far Eastern Promises

Why Washington Should Focus on Asia

Kurt M. Campbell and Ely Ratner
Change your perspective: A worker cleans the windows of a building in Beijing's central business district, April 4, 2007.
Change your perspective: A worker cleans the windows of a building in Beijing's central business district, April 4, 2007. (Reinhard Krause / Courtesy Reuters)
Asia is going to command ever more attention and resources from the United States, thanks to the region’s growing prosperity and influence and the enormous challenges the region poses. The Obama administration’s pivot or rebalancing makes sense; the challenge now is giving it proper form, substance, and resources.
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Hip-Hop Diplomacy

Hisham Aidi
Washington is increasingly worried that European Muslims, alienated from their home countries, could pose a threat to the West. They've decided to mitigate that risk by leveraging the popularity of African American culture -- and of hip-hop music, above all.
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NATO After Crimea

Michael O'Hanlon
Should Russia march into eastern Ukraine, the best way to respond would be to set up a permanent brigade of American light forces in the most vulnerable NATO members, namely, the Baltics -- Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Capsule Review

Today's Book: Why Niebuhr Now?

G. John Ikenberry
This little book by the late historian Diggins seeks to explain Niebuhr’s continuing appeal.