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THE TRAVAILS OF NUCLEAR-ARMED STATES

Nuclear-armed states are a diverse lot, but they have one thing in common: Every one of them is in trouble, and their arsenals don’t help what ails them. Strongmen rule from cracked pedestals. The cracks are widening, making their decision making more worrisome.

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Solomon Islands: A Pacific Linchpin Is Pulled

On September 16, the Cabinet of the Solomon Islands voted to switch its diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing, ending its 36-year-old official relationship with Taiwan. Kiribati switched three days later.

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China, Russia Propose Lifting Sanctions on North Korea for Humanitarian Purposes at U.N. Security Council

China and Russia Monday made a draft resolution proposing that the U.N. Security Council lift sanctions-mandated bans on North Korean exports of statues, seafood and textiles in what Moscow says is a move to encourage dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington.

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Distant-water fishing operations must become more transparent

Commercial fishing employs more than 40 million people in a global market estimated to have reached $156 billion in 2017.

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South Korea Calls on U.S. to Keep Pushing for Peace as Kim Jong Un’s Deal Deadline set to Pass [

outh Korea has appealed to the United States to continue pushing for peace as North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un's declared year-end deadline for a denuclearization deal was set to pass with no agreement in place.

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