Pushed by sanctions, Russia pivots to China

BERLIN – The search for alternative investors and markets has been a political priority for President Vladimir Putin since Western countries imposed economic sanctions on Russia last year. The resulting pivot to China may seem merely cosmetic, but it is...

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Greek Prime Minister Puts Bailout Deal to Referendum July 5

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, center, leaves after an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, June 26, 2015. European leaders have tasked finance ministers from the euro countries with concluding a debt financing agreement with Greece over the weekend, just...

Serenity

Serenity in the South China Sea

CANBERRA – Diplomats and alcoholics don’t always have as much in common as is sometimes assumed. But there is useful guidance for policymakers in the Reinhold Niebuhr prayer that Alcoholics Anonymous has made its own: “God, grant me the serenity...

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