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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 doesn’t change the fact that the country’s political establishment is dominated by ultraconservatives, and that it was they who allowed him to run in the first place. The Guardian Council, which […]

Daily Memo: NATO’s Summit, Orban’s Debrief

NATO developments. At an alliance summit in Washington on Tuesday, several NATO allies pledged to send Ukraine air defense systems that Kyiv has said...

Daily Memo: Turkey-China Deal, Georgia’s EU Membership Bid

EV business. Turkey signed a $1 billion contract with the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, Chinese firm BYD. According to the deal, BYD...

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

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...

Daily Memo: China-Philippines Talks, Russia-Mali Meeting

Deescalation. China and the Philippines held talks on Tuesday in Manila aimed at easing tensions in the South China Sea following an incident two...

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...

Daily Memo: German Intel Official in Lebanon, Orban in Kyiv

Reaching out. The deputy director of Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, Ole Diehl, met with the deputy leader of Hezbollah, Naim Qassem, in Lebanon, Lebanese...

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