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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to China’s Liu Xiaobo, in absentia. See the image that says it all.

 
Monday, November 29, 2010 | 10:00 AM
South Korean marines salute their fellow troops killed in a North Korean bombardment, during a memorial service in South Korea, Nov. 24, 2010. (AP)

All eyes on the Korean peninsula. We look at the latest.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

From “Why the West Rules — For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future,” by Ian Morris. Chapter 1: Before East and West What Is the West? “When a man is tired of London,” said Samuel Johnson, “he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life […]

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Willard, head of U.S. Pacific Command, said U.S.-China military relations remain “problematic.” And asked about whether repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” could work, he said, “I think so.”

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Secretary of State Clinton spoke Wednesday about U.S. policy in Asia — part of the administration’s push over the coming weeks in that region. We’ve excerpted her comments on China, climate change, defense, and more.

 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Indian Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress party leader Mamata Banerjee speaks during a rally marking Martyr's Day, Calcutta, India, July 21, 2010. (AP Photo)

We look at “Monsoon Asia” on the rise with big world watcher Robert Kaplan. Plus, the FT’s Ed Luce previews President Obama’s India trip.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Following our Wednesday interview, top Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan answered a few more questions – on China’s rise, Africa as a “lost continent,” and women in politics.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

On Point has covered many facets of China’s emergence on the world stage. Today marks another watershed moment in this complex story, as the Nobel Prize has gone to a leading dissident. We post the announcement and President Obama’s statement.

 
Monday, October 4, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Rare earth minerals

The latest news is that China, which has a monopoly on rare earth elements, is tightening its export limits in 2011. The metals are essential to everything from cell phones to hybrid cars. We’ve surveyed the whole dynamic.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, left, is greeted by Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan in Beijing, May 2010. (AP)

U.S.-China tensions over currency and trade are reaching a high pitch. We look at whether or not a showdown with China would boost, or bust, the American economy.

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Jul 30, 2014
Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. (AP)

Social media is changing how the world sees and talks about Israel and Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians. We’ll look at the impact.

Jul 30, 2014
Janitta Swain, Writer/Exec. Producer/Co-Director Dinesh D'Souza, John Koopman, Caroline Granger and Don Taylor seen at the World Premiere of 'America: Imagine The World Without Her' at Regal Cinemas LA Live on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. (AP)

Conservative firebrand Dinesh D’Souza says he wants an America without apologies. He’s also facing jail time. We’ll hear him out.

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Jul 29, 2014
This April 28, 2010 file photo, shows the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal-fired power plant in Colstrip, Mont. Colstrip figures to be a target in recently released draft rules from the Environmental Protection Agency that call for reducing Montana emissions 21 percent from recent levels by 2030. (AP)

A new sci-fi history looks back on climate change from the year 2393.

 
Jul 29, 2014
The U.S. Senate is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP)

The “Do-Nothing” Congress just days before August recess. We’ll look at the causes and costs to the country of D.C. paralysis.

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This 15-Year-Old Caller Is Really Disappointed With Congress
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

In which a 15-year-old caller from Nashville expertly and elegantly analyzes our bickering, mostly ineffective 113th Congress.

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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The Art Of The American Pie: Recipes
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

In the odd chance that our pie hour this week made you hungry — how could it not, right? — we asked our piemaking guests for some of their favorite pie recipes. Enjoy!

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