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The 5Cs that will shape conflicts

The 5Cs that will shape conflicts

The 18th-century German military strategist Carl von Clausewitz defined war as the continuation of politics by different means and, like the ancient Chinese strategist Sun Tzu,...

Gallery: Strong leaders in a fragile Asia

Strong leaders in a fragile Asia

Not long ago, Asians suffered under weak governments. Japan stumbled through a series of short-lived and unpopular leaders while, in China, the last years under President Hu...

How Britain became the Yemen of the West

How Britain became the Yemen of the West

The Japanese hostage thrashes desperately against his captors as his throat is cut — an 18-minute snuff movie, complete with sound, of unwatchable horror, linked to a Twitter...

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