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The United States and Soviet Union Sign Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty

In an effort to prevent an arms race, U.S. President Richard Nixon and Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev sign a pact in Moscow to limit the building of ballistic missile defense systems to only two sites.

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Too Many Secrets

What Washington Should Stop Hiding

Modinomics at One

Lower Expectations for India's Economic Future

China’s Race Problem

How Beijing Represses Minorities

When a Bride-to-Be Is a Bride to Buy

In India, a Shortage of Women Generates Demand for Trafficked Brides

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Erdogan's Tightrope Act

Between Democracy and State Monopoly in Turkey

Carving Up Congo

President Kabila's Latest Ploy to Stay in Power

After Abbas, An Abyss

The Palestinian Succession Crisis

Beware China's Grand Strategy

How Obama Can Set the Right Red Lines

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Gets a Facelift

The Movement's Young Leaders Turn Revolutionary to Stay Relevant

Oil's Well in Central Asia

China, Kazakhstan, and Russia Make a Deal