Russia’s Ongoing Predicament


Feb. 12, 2016 As Moscow gains ground in Syria, it is faltering in almost every other state objective.

The European Band Plays On


Feb. 11, 2016 The EU’s six founding members may deepen integration among themselves, while leaving the rest to follow their own paths.

Hong Kong and the Future of Chinese Unrest


Feb. 10, 2016 Protests during New Year celebrations may not spell trouble for the Communist Party.

China and Bad News: The New Normal


Feb. 9, 2016 With the economic downturn now firmly established, it will be important to watch how Beijing responds.

The Crisis of Polling


Feb. 8, 2016 Polls are now less reliable in predicting the outcome of elections, as we witnessed after the recent Iowa caucuses.

Why Russian-Turkish Hostility Makes Sense


Feb. 5, 2016 Tensions between the two countries have heightened again, although this is not surprising when viewed in historical context.

Examining Japan’s National Security Strategy


Feb. 4, 2016 Incapable of protecting against its main threats on its own, Tokyo is caught between self-reliance and dependency.

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