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China & the US: 21st Century's "Great Game"

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
For China, the global war for influence is about trading partners. For the U.S., it could mean something more volatile. China recently softened its language toward the U.S., stressing peaceful co-existence.

Tipping The Nuclear Dominoes

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
Why is Trump unraveling treaties on nuclear arms? It's not just greed -- some people want to use them. The test ban did - and does - slow the development of nuclear weapons and limits their proliferation to other countries.

The Endless War with Iran

John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus
The current crisis might be averted, but the longer U.S. war with Iran continues. The United States has been in a 40-year cold war with Iran. Now, thanks to Donald Trump’s impulsive militarism this 40-year war is turning hot.

Weaponizing Water in South Asia: World Needs a Water Treaty

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
The world has enough water for 7 billion people, but not if countries waste, hoard, or weaponize it. Ongoing tensions over Kashmir have transformed water into a national security issue for both India and Pakistan.
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