The Global Shredding of Political Leadership

Feb. 12, 2016 This week, we saw many regions face a crisis of leadership.

The European Band Plays On

Feb. 11, 2016 The EU’s six founding members may deepen integration among themselves, while leaving the rest to follow their own paths.

Hong Kong and the Future of Chinese Unrest

Feb. 10, 2016 Protests during New Year celebrations may not spell trouble for the Communist Party.

Italy’s Strategic Goals

Feb. 10, 2016 While secure in most of its grand strategy, preserving economic stability poses a challenge to Rome.

China and Bad News: The New Normal

Feb. 9, 2016 With the economic downturn now firmly established, it will be important to watch how Beijing responds.

Venezuela Faces Potential Default

Feb. 9, 2016 The country will struggle to meet its mounting debt obligations in 2016.

The Syrian Civil War Through Assad’s Eyes

Feb. 8, 2016 What would victory look like for the Syrian president?

The Crisis of Polling

Feb. 8, 2016 Polls are now less reliable in predicting the outcome of elections, as we witnessed after the recent Iowa caucuses.

Why Russian-Turkish Hostility Makes Sense

Feb. 5, 2016 Tensions between the two countries have heightened again, although this is not surprising when viewed in historical context.

Examining Japan’s National Security Strategy

Feb. 4, 2016 Incapable of protecting against its main threats on its own, Tokyo is caught between self-reliance and dependency.

The British-EU Agreement

Feb. 3, 2016 The deal is supposed to give members more power over EU legislation but does not address the core objections of the union’s critics.

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