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With increasing unrest and violence in the region, the U.S. is pushing for more immigration controls.

Power and Ideology: China’s Cultural Revolution

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The German Question

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If the European project is going to be revived, then Germany must be the engine of its revival.

Understanding Our Geopolitical Model

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Moral Necessity

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May 26, 2016 Focusing only on casualty numbers ignores the broader context behind the decision to drop the bombs.

Ramadan: A Holy and Violent Month

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June 2, 2017 Jihadist groups have invoked the Islamic holiday’s history to further their agendas.

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.

Europe’s Border Problem

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Oct. 23, 2017 The idea of old nations reasserting themselves and questioning the legitimacy of borders terrifies the EU.

In Defense of Nationalism

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Dec. 21, 2016 The concept of nationalism in the modern world remains largely misunderstood.

The End of the US-Pakistan Alliance

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Each side has been forced to get less than it needed from the other.

In North Africa, Signs of a Turkish Revival

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Dec. 28, 2017 Turkey is trying to strengthen ties in areas once held by the Ottomans.

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