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More Questions Than Answers Over the Beirut Blast

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There is no sense in trying to make sense of what happened in Beirut on Tuesday. We will never know the full truth about...

Tunisia’s Bumpy Democratic Transition

Observers of Middle East politics often refer to Tunisia as an exception to the chaos brought on by the uprisings that have rocked the...

From a COVID-19 Recession to COVID-19 Depression?

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It’s been roughly five months since COVID-19 lockdown measures were first put in place. That means that come September, we will have gone two...

Cyprus’ Indispensable Role in the Mediterranean

In 1956, Cyprus found itself at the center of a heated debate in the United Kingdom. Amid the growing push for independence on the...

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The first time space power was used for terrestrial warfare was the Gulf War, during which satellites contributed significantly to military operations in the...

Forecasting Russia: Strength and Weakness

Our forecast for Russia, dating back to my earliest books, was two-fold: first, that Russia would reassert itself and at least appear to be...

Azerbaijan’s Slow Drift Toward Turkey

On July 12, Armenian and Azerbaijani forces clashed in the Tovuz border region – far from the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where such clashes usually...

Racial Cycles

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Slavery was the law of the land when the United States was founded, and it would take nearly a century, and a civil war,...

The Presidential Elections in Belarus

On Aug. 9, Belarus will hold presidential elections at a time when the country has never faced so many threats from so many directions....

The EU Opens the Door to More China Trade

After 10 years of negotiation, the European Council earlier this week authorized the EU to sign a trade agreement with China. The deal will...

The Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales

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The British recently finished building two new aircraft carriers, the Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales. Last week, Britain announced that one of...

Lebanon’s Place in the Middle East

This year is modern Lebanon’s 100th anniversary. What should be an auspicious occasion is instead marked by the most severe economic crisis in the...

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What We’re Reading: Spy Novels in Asia and the Putin Generation

The Honourable Schoolboy By John le Carre Like all John le Carre spy novels, “The Honourable Schoolboy” is thick with mystery and mayhem. The book is...

What We’re Reading: Disease and the Honey Trap

Twelve Diseases That Changed Our World By Irwin Sherman Modern society is far removed from the reality of death. That was not the case for the...

What We’re Reading: Russia in the Arctic and Ghosts in Tehran

Under the Shadow Written and directed by Babak Anvari Shideh, an aspiring doctor living in Tehran at the height of the Iran-Iraq War, grabs her daughter,...

What We’re Reading: Spy Stories and the Changing World Order

The Spy Created by Gideon Raff “The Spy,” a six-episode series airing on Netflix, tells the true story of Eli Cohen, an Egyptian-born Israeli spy who...

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From a COVID-19 Recession to COVID-19 Depression?

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It’s been roughly five months since COVID-19 lockdown measures were first put in place. That means that come September, we will have gone two...
George Friedman’s new book:
The Storm Before the Calm

The Storm before the Calm“Who will win the acrimonious 2020 presidential election? Shockingly, it won’t actually matter that much, argues renowned geopolitical forecaster George Friedman. America, he contends, is governed less by leaders and legislation and more by cyclical forces that work deep within the nation’s unique structure.”
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Daily Memo: Taiwan Deploys Troops to the South China Sea

Taiwan deploys troops to the South China Sea. Taiwan is deploying a company of some 200 marines to reinforce a coast guard garrison in...

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RealClearWorld: The EU Opens the Door to More China Trade

After 10 years of negotiation, the European Council earlier this week authorized the EU to sign a trade agreement with China. - Antonia Colibasanu Full story

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The first time space power was used for terrestrial warfare was the Gulf War, during which satellites contributed significantly to military operations in the...

Daily Memo: Dismal German Economy Stats

Dismal German economy stats. German statistics agency Destatis released preliminary data for the second quarter on Thursday, and though final figures won’t be published...

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