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Daily Memo: Russia’s Missile Test, Concerns Over Central Asia

Conspicuous missile test. Russia’s newest naval corvette for the first time test-launched a cruise...

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What We’re Reading: Acts of Heroism

Medal of Honor Directed by James Moll The Medal of Honor is the highest and most...

What We’re Reading: American and Soviet Pathologies

Why Obama Fears for Our Democracy An interview by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic I’ve read approximately...

China Stares Down a Financial Reckoning

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One has to wonder what Jack Ma was thinking when, in a speech in...

The Limits of Syrian Kurdish Self-Determination

The creation of the Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq in 1992 had a...

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When COVID-19 Hits Home

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In Russia, the country I call home, COVID-19 cases are increasing. The number of daily infections exceeds that of the first wave earlier this...

Europe’s Ghost of Summers Past

On July 21, European Council President Charles Michel sent out a one-word tweet that...

Russia’s Search for Strategic Depth

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In 2005, in a speech delivered in front of Russia’s Federal Assembly, Russian President...

What Russia Expects From the Next US President

Though legal challenges remain, Joe Biden seems as though he will be the next...

The Future of the Gulf Cooperation Council

Just six weeks after the beginning of the 1980 Iraq-Iran War, Arab countries gathered...

The World’s Largest Trade Pact

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(click to enlarge) Judging solely by its headline figures, the newly inked 15-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – by most metrics the world’s largest...

US Sanctions on Iran in 2020

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(click to enlarge) As a part of the Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran, the U.S. government has imposed new sanctions on Iran throughout...

India and Pakistan’s Tug of War Over Kashmir

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(click to enlarge) India-Pakistan tensions over Kashmir stretch back to partition in 1948. In many ways, the historical pattern shows an evolution toward a “frozen”...

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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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American Council on Science and Health: Cyberattacks as a Public Health Threat

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the extent to which cyberattack targets such as pharmaceutical companies and hospitals are attractive. It’s time to consider the...

RealClearWorld: Seeking a Solution to Russia’s Strategic Problem

Russian President Vladimir Putin described the collapse of the Soviet Union as the greatest geopolitical catastrophe in history. It is certainly true of modern...

RealClearWorld: Japan’s Glacial Ascendance

For such a historic transition of power, the handover from Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving and most powerful postwar prime minister, to Yoshihide Suga was...

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Brief: Turkey Comes Around on Economic Reform

Background: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan can no longer ignore the (most recent bout of) trouble Turkey is in. The economy is in shambles, support...

Daily Memo: Establishing Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

Cease-fire implementation. Azerbaijani troops entered the Aghdam region of Nagorno-Karabakh on Friday as part of the Russian-negotiated cease-fire agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia. A...

Brief: Russia Is Wooing Uzbekistan

Background: Among the most important of modern Russia’s foreign policy objectives is to reclaim the influence it lost when the Soviet Union collapsed, particularly...

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