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Sudan’s Forever War

As Sudan’s civil war enters its 15th month, peace seems as distant as ever. The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces...

Beijing’s Nervous Resolve Amid Third Plenum

China’s leadership is holding its third plenary session in Beijing this week, one of the most important political meetings of the year. It’s organized...

Explaining the China-NATO Spat

NATO recently issued a statement directly accusing China for the first time of supplying weapons to Russia. The alliance urged China to withdraw “all...

Searching for a Cause

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The instability in the United States predicted by our model continued this weekend with the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump. It should...

US, Panama Mind the Darien Gap

The Darien Gap – once considered little more than a narrow, impenetrable jungle along Colombia’s border with Panama – has slowly become one of...

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...

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