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The Inadequacy of Chinese Statistics

Jan. 6, 2016 Why is Beijing preventing Chinese institutions from selling stocks if there is so much foreign investment, and why is there such an increase in the level of capital flight?

Islamic State Strikes Back After Loss of Ramadi

Jan. 5, 2016 The Islamic State’s attempts to take the Iraqi town of Haditha indicate that its position in Iraq has not weakened, despite its retreat in Ramadi.

The Bigger Picture in China’s Stock Market Dive

Jan. 5, 2016 Drops in China’s stock market highlight the problems the Chinese government will face in trying to maintain control of the country, as the economy weakens.

More Border Checks for Schengen Zone

Jan. 4, 2016 The refugee crisis has not only contributed to the ongoing fragmentation of Europe, but has also impacted the cohesion of Germany’s ruling coalition.

Iran and Saudi Arabia: Posturing and Reality

Jan. 4, 2016 Having failed to pacify Iraq, the United States has moved to a more complex strategy of trying to maintain a balance of power among major regional powers.

Importance of Saudi Arabia’s Mass Executions

Jan. 2, 2015 The Saudis are attempting to deal with both internal strains and external attacks and our model says their attempts to do so will have deleterious ramifications in 2016.

Russian Public Opinion Shifts

Dec. 30, 2015 A new poll shows a majority of Russians support an ongoing protest by truck drivers, indicating public support for the Russian regime may be waning.

Jihadists Central to Fight Against Islamic State

Dec. 30, 2015 As the Islamic State becomes the dominant force in the Middle East, anti-IS actors are increasingly relying on jihadist rebel groups to take on IS in Syria.

Thinking About the American Presidency

Dec. 30, 2015 To understand the American political system, it is important to grasp how little power the American president has at his disposal.

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