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Why Iran’s Establishment Let a Reformist Become President

For the first time in nearly a generation, Iran has elected a reformist who is not a cleric as president. But Masoud Pezeshkian’s victory...

In Armenia, Russia Takes a Wait-and-See Approach

By all appearances, Russia is losing an ally in a part of the world where it can least afford to have enemies. Armenia, the...

Israel’s Graduated Escalation Against Hezbollah

Talk of war between Israel and Hezbollah has been making news since the latter began attacking the former in solidarity with Hamas. Israel has...

The Euro-American Shift

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There are certain pressures that reverberate throughout the globe that can manifest in different realms, including the economy, the military and the legal system....

Peace and US Interests in the South Caucasus

Peace negotiations between Azerbaijan and Armenia are an opportunity for the United States to expand its influence in the South Caucasus. A U.S.-brokered peace...

Graphic Essay: Global Chokepoints in Maritime Trade

Editor’s note: The following is the first of what we hope will be many Monthly Graphics, a visual-rich, subscriber-only essay that complements our long-form...

Europe After French and UK Elections

By Sunday, voters in two leading Western European states, France and the United Kingdom, almost certainly will have initiated significant overhauls of their respective...

The Destabilization of Somalia

Somalia’s security situation has deteriorated considerably throughout 2024, as U.S. officials report that two years of gains against the al-Shabab extremist group have been...

Herrings and the Courts

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Devoted readers will recall what I wrote in my most recent book, “The Storm Before the Calm,” and in subsequent articles here on GPF:...

The European Union’s Modest Growth

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(click to enlarge) The EU economy saw a much-needed upswing in the first quarter of 2024, growing 0.3 percent compared to the last quarter of...

Young, Rich and Restless in China

According to an analysis published by British investment migration consultancy Henley & Partners, an unprecedented 128,000 millionaires are expected to relocate to different countries...

Civil-Military Relations in Xi’s China

As China struggles with its most serious financial crisis as a major power, it also faces the vital political challenge of maintaining civilian supremacy...

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