Why China Wants a Jeb-Vs.-Hillary Race

Perhaps no one in the world would relish a general election campaign between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush—apart from the two candidates themselves—more than the mandarins in Beijing. Already, official Chinese news coverage of the 2016 primary season is highlighting the back-and-forth baton exchange between the Clinton and Bush families. Other U.S. presidential candidates are often […]

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Hillary, Russia, and China

to say that Hillary will essentially engage positively with China and negatively with Russia is to let her off too easy. Washington has a deep strategic interest in the course and behavior of Beijing and Moscow. It’s critical to understand beyond the binary on-off switch how Hillary perceives these powers and America’s long-term posture toward […]

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US Heads For Cliffhanger Election

US presidential rivals Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face a final sprint across swing states for undecided voters, on their last day of campaigning. Mr Romney is in Florida, where polls suggest he has the edge, and will head to Virginia, New Hampshire and Ohio. Mr Obama is scheduled to appear in Madison, Wisconsin, accompanied by […]

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Obama’s Billion-Dollar Bet

From the moment the presidential race started taking shape, it was clear that along with being a contest between two candidates, the election would also be a contest between two different approaches to winning. Team Romney and its super PAC allies signaled that they would raise a ton of money to run a traditional campaign […]

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The Politics of Hurricane Sandy

IS HURRICANE SANDY capable of altering the election result? The presidential candidates are hunkering down and trying to avoid looking partisan as this big, wet storm heads for the eastern seaboard. But any number of calculations are being made by the campaigns. Plausible arguments are flying, explaining why this storm is bad news, or is […]

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Meet Sandy, the Game Changer

One reason U.S. politics is almost as popular as NASCAR among American sports is that it gives the little guy someone to root for. Of course, that’s almost never the candidates of the major parties, most of whom are odious concoctions of their own egos and the corrupting forces of money and ideology. But dependably, […]

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