PATRICK BULGER: A tale of two scary clowns

'Does this living monument to abusing humans that is NoKo bother Trump?'

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ADAM MINTER: Coming soon - the fully automated farm

'China, home to 1.4 billion appetites, is embracing this technology earlier and more vigorously than its peers'

JAMES DOBBINS: Does the Trump-Kim deal live up to the hype?

'The Trump-Kim meeting has produced the “freeze for freeze” bargain that China had been long urging. This is a modest result for all the fanfare, but one worth ...

LEONID BERSHIDSKY: Trump meeting Kim was a celebrity encounter. Which is not a bad thing

'Trump shouldn’t be condemned merely for trying a different tack, and he should be commended if any results are achieved'

PETER APPS: Would the world be a better place without the G7?

'Unless the G7 states – or those who live in them – can pull themselves together and define their values in the years and decades to come, they may be ...

Trump and Kim sign deal at historic summit

'Kim said the meeting was “a good prelude to peace”, but there was no immediate word on any substantive progress in their discussions'

Everything you need to know about the Trump-Kim summit but were afraid to ask

Trump wants the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of his nuclear weapons program. Kim is seeking a security guarantee

HAL BRANDS: The rise and rise of the Chinese military

'Chinese strategists have become acutely aware of the “Malacca Dilemma” - the prospect that the U.S. could severely constrain China’s imports of oil and other ...

SCOTT MULHAUSER: Inside the trade war between the US and China

'Reaching a positive outcome for both Beijing and Washington will take work after years of rising tensions and emboldened leaders on both sides of the Pacific'

PETER APPS: Why Sweden is preparing its citizens for war

'What worries the Swedish authorities most is an overwhelming attack, coupled with a powerful foreign misinformation campaign'

TYLER COWEN: This African country is booming due to its China syndrome

'Both countries feel secure about their pasts and have a definite vision for their futures. Both countries believe that they are destined to be great'

TIMOTHY L. O’BRIEN: Take a look inside Trump's often bizarre business empire

'Trump isn’t like most presidents. His financial disclosure – imperfect, subjective and stocked with a porn-star payment – is evidence of that'

Middle East crisis grows as Iran missile strikes hit Israeli outposts

The attack on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, just past midnight, marked the first time Iranian forces have hit Israel from Syria

ELI LAKE: Trump's Iran gambit: What happens now?

'Iranians will be the authors of their liberation. They will not succeed because of a policy decision in a foreign capital'

ANDREW POLK: Forget the trade war, China is starting to set global tech standards

'It is increasingly dictating not just the terms of financing but also a broader set of technological applications'

PETER VAN BUREN: War with Iran is about to be back on the agenda

'President Donald Trump is expected to re-impose sanctions. That will significantly increase the chances of war – and may be exactly the outcome Washington ...

JUSTIN FOX: Finally, a better way to do 'performance management'?

'In business, I have found, there is rarely a single right answer'

HAL BRANDS: The bromance that's reshaping the world

'Russia and China had a vicious split in the 1960s. Now they are in a budding bromance'

ELI LAKE: Donald Trump is just a grotesque echo of Bill Clinton

'Friday's missile strikes in Syria encapsulate the Trump-Clinton parallel universe'

MICHAEL SCHUMAN: China has a secret weapon and it's not what you would think

It could choke sales of foreign products in China hitting business hard

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