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With Hong Kong Protests, China Confronts Fateful Choice

The unexpected outbreak of massive pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong has presented authorities in Beijing with a pivotal challenge. Chinese President Xi Jinping has three choices: He can compromise; he can crack down; or he can watch and wait, hoping the protests will die down.


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Poland’s Government Reshuffle Could Soften Russia Policy

Last month, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski left the position he had held since 2007. His departure comes at a time of great turmoil, and he had become well-known as one of the more experienced foreign ministers in Europe and one of the toughest critics of Russia.


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Strategic Posture Review: South Korea

As a fully democratic and developed country, South Korea has realized its aspirations to become a major international player. Nonetheless, the persistent threat from North Korea, along with the challenge of having three of the world’s most powerful countries as neighbors, continues to constrain South Korea.