Canadian French, CAPTCHA, and Hoobastank?
11 phrases that are blocked on Weibo.
China has drones. Now what?
America’s Energy Opportunity: How to Harness the New Sources of U.S. Power
The U.S. energy revolution is not confined to a single fuel or technology: oil and gas production, renewable energy, and fuel-efficient automobile technologies all show great promise. To best position the country for the future, U.S. leaders should capitalize on all these opportunities rather than pick a favorite; the answer lies in ‘most of the above.’ Read more.
Know a student who’s graduating this year? For a limited time, save $5 on gift subscriptions to Foreign Affairs. iPad app access is included!
Click to find out more
Straight talk from Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on Japan’s wartime record, Abenomics, the Senkakus, and more in our exclusive interview.
How will history judge Hillary Clinton, the soft-power secretary of state? http://fam.ag/YZeFht
In Memoriam: Kenneth Waltz, one of the most eminent political scientists of the twentieth century. http://fam.ag/YRCeZH
It’s foolish to make policy based on fears about credibility — as some are urging President Obama to do in Syria today. Both history and logic show those fears to be misplaced. Read more.
Israel’s Man in Damascus
Israeli intervention in Syria’s civil war has remained very limited. In part, that is because of Israel’s long history with the Assad regime, which has consistently maintained peace along the two countries’ border. Ultimately, Israel has more confidence in President Bashar al-Assad than in any foreseeable successor.
Today’s “Book of the Day” tells the bizarre tale of the artificial, sealed-off cities built by the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. to harvest their plutonium.