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Russia Plays It Cool With Belarus

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On Sept. 23, Alexander Lukashenko officially took office as president of Belarus again. It wasn’t your typical inauguration ceremony, the date of which was...

Can China Still Export Its People’s War?

Earlier this summer, as the Indian government scrambled to curry support both at home and abroad for its bare-knuckle standoff against China in the...

Russia Plays It Cool With Belarus

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On Sept. 23, Alexander Lukashenko officially took office as president of Belarus again. It wasn’t your typical inauguration ceremony, the date of which was...

Thoughts at 30,000 Feet

There was a time when a flight to a place far away would thrill me. But that was long ago, and it is no...

Washington’s New Economic Strategy in Latin America

A few weeks ago, the head of the U.S. National Security Council – not a State Department official, as would normally be the protocol...

The New Middle East Alliance

During his visit to Saudi Arabia in May 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump announced a plan to establish the Middle East Strategic Alliance, a...

Belgium’s Brexit Blues

As the December 2020 deadline for a negotiated trade deal approaches and the European Union and the United Kingdom fail to get on the...

China’s Trial by Fire

From the COVID-19 outbreak to the subsequent economic crisis, with catastrophic flooding of the Yangtze River thrown in for good measure, 2020 has subjected...

Encountering Korea

Arriving at the international airport at Incheon, now a global transport hub, I received instructions for South Korea’s coronavirus screening procedures. Incheon will always...

In Morocco, Broken Promises and Bleak Prospects 

Morocco is a unique country in the Middle East and North Africa region. Having been conquered by the Umayyad Caliphate in the early eighth...

Belarus’ Next Episode

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Public demonstrations against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko have intensified. Looked at casually, it seems unlikely that his presidency can survive. If the protesters are...

The Kremlin’s Unusual Silence

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not fly to New York this week for the 75th session of the U.N. General Assembly, reportedly due to...

The Trouble With a Premature Vaccine

Hope is beginning to fade that the world will have a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine before the predicted “second wave” arrives that will...

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What We’re Reading: The Beginning of an Era and the End of the American Century

Not so long ago, some friends and I were debating when exactly whatever political era we are currently living through began. The end of...

What We’re Reading: The Exceptional and the Unexceptional

American War By Omar El Akkad I almost don’t want to describe the backdrop of “American War” because it may be triggering for American readers and...

What We’re Reading: Making America and the Caucasus

American Nations: A History of Eleven Rival Regional Cultures by Colin Woodard There’s no denying a deep social divide exists in the United States. Most anyone...

What We’re Reading: Succession and Mutilation

Waiting for Eden By Elliot Ackerman War stories are often gruesome, heart-wrenching and generally hard to read. What tends to go overlooked, though, is that the...

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Thoughts at 30,000 Feet

There was a time when a flight to a place far away would thrill me. But that was long ago, and it is no...
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: The Future of the US Navy

You sank my drone. The Pentagon is expected to release its long-awaited “Future Navy Force Study” in the coming weeks. It looks like the...

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American Council on Science and Health: The Trouble With A Premature Vaccine

Hope is beginning to fade that the world will have a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine before the predicted “second wave” arrives. Despite an unprecedented global effort, a deliverable vaccine might still be months away. - Alex Berezow Full story

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The New Middle East Alliance

During his visit to Saudi Arabia in May 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump announced a plan to establish the Middle East Strategic Alliance, a...

Daily Memo: US Sanctions on Iran, Germany’s Slow Recovery

Russian drills. The Caucasus 2020 military drills began on Monday in Russia’s Southern Military District. Roughly 80,000 personnel from Russia’s air, naval and special...

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