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Why Trump’s Trade Policies May Resurrect COMECON

Stephan Richter talks with Marketplace host David Brancaccio on why Trump’s trade policies may resurrect COMECON, an old Communist trade policy.

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How Turkey and China Undermine Their Future Prosperity

Ruling by oppression stunts human development and significantly reduces an economy’s ability to advance.

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The War of Ideas: Does It Exist? Can It Be Won?

What is the big idea (or set of ideas) the West is battling about?

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Obama: No More Special Treatment for Mr. Modi and India

The U.S. finally announces the installation of an Air Quality Monitor in Delhi – as it did in Beijing in 2008.

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France’s Sudden Chinese Impulses

Why is the French finance minister invoking other cultures’ diplomatic style to defend France?

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Regionalism, Asia Style

Unlike in Europe, Asian regionalism has been market-led.

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Anti-Corruption Fight in China: How India Undermines Progress

India has a free press and elections — but even more corruption than China.

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Corruption Campaign in China: What it Means for the World

The arrest of a top official might be the first shot in a battle to root out corruption in China.

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The New Vietnam War

Global ironies in Asia’s continuing struggle for national independence, now against China.

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South China Seas: When China Perversely Does America’s Bidding

How China’s aggressiveness undermines its own long-term interests in Asia.

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