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Front Page Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014 - 7:02:02 AM


Analyses
The Illusion of Chinese Power
Conventional wisdom has it that the China juggernaut is unstoppable and that the world must adjust to the reality of the Asian giant as a—perhaps the—major global power. A mini-industry of “China rise” prognosticators has emerged over the past decade, all painting a picture of a twenty-first-century world in which China is a dominant actor. This belief is understandable and widespread—but wrong.

Aug 22, 2014 - 6:54:46 AM

Dark Side
Foley Abduction Linked to British Jihadi Kidnapping Ring
Weeks before he was abducted, alleged members of a kidnapping network tied to ISIS were busted in London. Syrian extremists saw it as a reason to accelerate abductions.

Aug 22, 2014 - 6:53:35 AM

Business
US Adds Taliban Hawala, Owner, and Commander to Terrorist List
The US Treasury Department has added a Taliban hawala, or money exchange, that is based in Pakistan, its owner, and a Taliban commander to the US list of global terrorists and entities. The designations are part of the US government's effort to target the Taliban's financial network.

Aug 22, 2014 - 6:52:08 AM

Light Side
Russia's 12 Most Surreal Legislative Initiatives
Sometimes, a song can cost you a lifetime of achievements, a lesson Russian rock legend Andrei Makarevich may soon learn the hard way.

Aug 22, 2014 - 6:50:41 AM

Labour
Tajik Labor Group Head Denies Report of Mass Rally by Migrants
The head of a Tajik labor association denied media reports Wednesday that migrant laborers were planning a 100,000-strong rally to protest the "slave-like" working conditions in Moscow.

Aug 22, 2014 - 6:49:00 AM

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