The Problem with the State Department Dissenters

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June 20, 2016 If the Assad regime was destroyed, what would take its place?

Euroskeptic Party Makes Big Gains in Italian Election

June 20, 2016 Voters are frustrated by the country’s economic problems and relationship with the EU.

The Geopolitics of the Orthodox Church

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June 17, 2016 While the Soviets shunned religion, Putin has used the Russian Orthodox Church toward geopolitical ends.

Iraqi Army Pushes Ahead in Fallujah

June 17, 2016 IS’ retreat from the city will not weaken its control over its core territory.

Xi’s Strong Control Over a Weak Economy

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June 16, 2016 The anti-corruption campaign expands to politicians’ families as the yuan takes a dip.

Facing Some Truths Behind the Florida Massacre

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June 15, 2016 In confronting terrorism, the U.S. needs to decide whether it is at war and who the enemy is.

The Trouble with Ending Wars

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June 14, 2016 Today’s U.S. deployments in the Middle East look similar to those in 1972 Vietnam.

US Negotiators Race Against Time

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June 13, 2016 The Obama administration wants to get an agreement on Ukraine before the November elections.

Central Asia: The Next Region to Unravel

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June 10, 2016 The instability in Kazakhstan in recent weeks could spread throughout the region.

The US’ Distinct Approach to China and India

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June 9, 2016 The two most populous nations have very different relationships with the United States.

Turkey’s Shifting Policy on Syria

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June 8, 2016 Over the past few days, Ankara has seemed to relax its stance on Syrian Kurds.