Islamic States and Muslim Secularism

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April 18, 2017 Muslim-majority nations will struggle with the role of religion in politics for a long time to come.

China’s National Security Challenges

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Feb. 20, 2017 Any change that restricts Chinese access to global markets is a threat.

The US Obsession with Cuba

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March 22, 2016 Cuba’s location means more to the United States than any government in Havana.

China, Trade and Artificial Islands

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China is trying to convince the world of its military prowess in the South China Sea, just as trade talks heat up.

Russia and China’s Alliance of Convenience

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Dec. 26, 2017 A common enemy isn’t the basis for a stable, enduring partnership.

The Kurds: Not Quite a Nation

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Dec. 8, 2016 Division between Kurdish groups makes them unreliable partners for the U.S.

Presidential Constraints

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Aug. 21, 2017 The limits on a leader’s power – and thus a country’s options – aren’t only external.

A Weakening State in Azerbaijan

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May 19, 2017 The country’s economic problems make it increasingly vulnerable to outside influences.

Will Artificial Intelligence Solve the Demographic Problem?

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Jan. 11, 2017 Advanced industrialized countries have declining populations and need a way to maintain productivity.

The Blurry Line Between Religion and Secularism in Turkey

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July 19, 2016 The divide between Islamists and secularists is not as clear as some believe.

Ideology Is Dead

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The world is inching toward a new competition as a dominant power is challenged by other powers seeking to defend or achieve their national interests.

Turkey: Learning From the Ottomans’ Mistakes

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Turkey’s president is determined to break the disconnect between perceived and real military capabilities.

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