Foreign Policy Magazine

During their three-day meeting last month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe again asked US President Barack Obama to speed up exports of American natural gas to help his beleaguered and energy-poor economy.

When Typhoon Haiyan cut a devastating swathe through the central Philippines last November, the US military was among the first to respond. In days, the United States starting delivering what would be nearly 1,000 personnel, 50 ships and aircraft, and tens of millions of dollars of aid to the hardest hit areas.

Since launching in December 2012 on Youku, The Walking Dead has become the most-watched Western television show on the platform. Just four episodes in, the latest season already has over 27 million views and a user rating of 9.4 out of 10 stars.

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