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China Decides It’s Time to Talk About Chinese Debt

Oct. 20, 2017 Beijing has admitted to what most of us already know.



Watch List Findings: Oct. 21, 2017
Changes in Pakistan’s military, instability in Venezuela, Chinese president consolidates power

Xi’s Glittering Solutions for China
Oct. 20, 2017 Beneath the promises of a bright future was a subtle admission of the country’s weaknesses and the potential…

The South Caucasus: Untamed Crossroad of Empires
Oct. 19, 2017 The mountainous terrain forms a daunting barrier, whose few passages are worth fighting for.

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Kamran Bokhari on the Kurdish Independence Effort (video)
Oct. 20, 2017

The Caucasus: A Rugged Land Bridge into Russia's Heartland
Were it not for its mountains, the Caucasus would be a 300-mile-wide (480-kilometer-wide) land bridge between the Caspian and Black…
Watch List: Oct. 19, 2017
China bank chief warns of possible asset collapse, Middle East developments, Turkish military spending

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Watch List: Oct. 18, 2017
Xi speaks at national congress, Iraq takes over Kurdish territory, Russian defense spending

In China, a Strategy Born of Weakness
Oct. 18, 2017 Diverse interests and regional divides threaten to destabilize the country.

Watch List: Oct. 17, 2017
Russia’s mixed signals on North Korea, stagnating industrial output in Russia, Israel strikes back at Syria

The Global Consensus Against the Iraqi Kurds
Oct. 17, 2017 They voted for independence, but the major players in the region don’t want them to have it.
Iran and North Korea Demonstrate the Trouble With International Agreements
Oct. 16, 2017 In international relations, there is no court but the court of war.

Watch List: Oct. 16, 2017
Tensions in Central Asia, Russian military funding, elections in Venezuela
A Most Dangerous Option for Germany
Oct. 16, 2017 Either through alliance or conquest, Russia is an alternative to the U.S. and EU.

Watch List Findings: Oct. 14, 2017
Turkish incursion into Idlib, autonomy referendums in Italy, the Philippine president’s popularity
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The Caucasus: A Rugged Land Bridge into Russia’s Heartland

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