Wei Xiangnan

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Respect the Vest

Adventure<p>Pity the vest—it gets so little respect. Other than a brief retro-inspired bump over the last few years by urban lumberjacks, the sleeveless body hugger hasn’t really been popular since the 1970s.<p>This is a shame, because the right vest, one like the Patagonia Nano-Air, can be a staple of …


The American empire is over: Afghanistan, China and our new bystander status

After a decade plus of war, the U.S. can only watch as China brokers Afghan peace. Here’s where we went so wrong<p>Dilip Hiro<p>April 2, 2015 6:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Call it an irony, if you will, but as the Obama administration struggles to slow down or halt its …