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EU Extends Russia Sanctions

Dec. 21, 2015 A six-month extension was applied to sanctions on Russia by the European Union, indicating members of the EU have mixed priorities when it comes to the Russia-Ukraine issue.

Tajikistan, Russia and Fears of Unrest

Dec. 18, 2015 The decline of the Russian economy and weakening of the ruble have had significant impacts on Tajikistan and the governments in both countries are concerned about a possible increase in instability as a result.

Signs of Political Instability in South Korea

Dec. 18, 2015 In addition to the precipitous decline in South Korean exports that indicate economic trouble for Seoul, there are worrying signs of political instability and stalemate in the country.

Washington’s Role in Turkey-Iraq Dispute

Dec. 17, 2015 After Turkey deployed unauthorized troops to a training camp in Iraq, the U.S. has been trying to calm tensions between two countries.

Saudi Arabia’s Hollow Anti-Terrorism Coalition

Dec. 16, 2015 The Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance includes 34 Arab and Muslim states, however, is unlikely to gain any traction in the fight against global jihadism.

Syria and the Fact No One Mentions

Dec. 16, 2015 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have reached an agreement, but there’s far more to consider than just Bashar al-Assad or his regime leaving.

Merkel, Muslims and the Problem of Multiculturalism

Dec. 15, 2015 Why German Chancellor Angela Merkel called multiculturalism a sham and how Europe’s definition is different to the United States.

US Strategy Towards Russia and Turkey

Dec. 15, 2015 The U.S. is holding simultaneous high-level talks in Turkey and Russia, however, the negotiations will highlight the diverging priorities of the Americans and the regional powers in the Middle East.

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