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The U.S. has benefited from the fact that a single vision of how the world works has never held sway for too long, Gideon Rose writes. But the country would be better served by an approach that can draw upon multiple traditions and test the results.
“Far from being a distraction from great-power competition, Africa promises to become one of its important theaters.”
“The Saudis and the Emiratis may have very little incentive to engage in regional diplomacy in good faith so long as they believe that the United States has the interest and political will to continue to dominate the region militarily.”
Hong Kong’s status as an autonomous region that respected the rule of law and protected human rights helped make the city a capital of international finance, writes Michael C. Davis. This achievement is now at risk.
“What has been Asia’s financial hub may find itself reduced to a twenty-first-century version of the fishing village that Queen Victoria’s subjects found when they sailed into the harbor in 1841.”
One million people could die on the first day of any preventive or preemptive war with North Korea.