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Daily Memo: Olympic Meltdowns and Chinese Crackdowns

Enjoy the show. In the true spirit of the Olympics, there’s been plenty of geopolitical trolling accompanying this year’s summer games in Tokyo. Broadcasters...

Turkey’s Strategy in the Eastern Med

As Turkey’s dreams of joining the European Union have faded, Ankara has shifted its strategy toward the West. Nowhere is this more evident than...

Brief: 3 Cuban Generals Are Dead

Background: The Cuban government’s staying power rests on its ability to maintain social order, often through repressing dissent and controlling the economy. Its control...

Daily Memo: Protests in France, Uncertainty in Tunisia

French protests. Tens of thousands of demonstrators in France took to the streets over the weekend to protest a proposed mandate requiring a COVID-19...

Has Uzbekistan’s Time Finally Come?

In our 2019 Annual Forecast, we said we expected Uzbekistan to challenge Kazakhstan as the dominant power in Central Asia. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed...

Brief: The Limits of Belarusian Reforms

Background: Following Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s questionable reelection and major protests last year, it was clear to Minsk that changes were necessary to preserve...

Daily Memo: China’s Growing Wealth Gap

Inequalities in China. Beijing’s never-ending quest to address gaping wealth divides between China’s powerhouse coastal regions and the rest of the country is moving...

Jordan’s Perennial Quest for Survival

U.S. officials described the Defense Cooperation Agreement signed between the United States and Jordan earlier this year as a reflection of Jordan’s strategic importance...

Daily Memo: US-China Cyber Strife, Preparations on Afghanistan

The U.S.-China cyber feud is escalating. On Wednesday, Chinese state media claimed U.S. hackers launched attacks on thousands of servers in China. This comes...

Killer Facebook

Social media began as an oddity growing out of another oddity, the internet. It has grown into a powerful global force, both instrumental in...

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