Rising Global Debt

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Over the past decade, debt accumulation has been a growing problem for emerging and developing economies.

Iran’s Push for Influence in the Middle East

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By expanding its reach in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, Iran is building a land bridge to the Mediterranean.

How the US-China Trade War Affects Latin America

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The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean grew by a mere 0.2 percent this year, according to the International Monetary Fund. Expectations for...

Turkey and the Southern Gas Corridor

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Last week, Turkey and Azerbaijan inaugurated the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline, bringing Europe one step closer to securing access to Azerbaijani natural gas.

Natural Gas Cooperation in the Eastern Med

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Regional states have formed a coordination forum.

Wavering Public Satisfaction in Russia

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Recent polling shows that Russian citizens are increasingly dissatisfied with their living conditions.

In the US, a Farm Bankruptcy Bulge

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Across the U.S. agriculture industry, Chapter 12 bankruptcy filings for farms have increased 24 percent over the past year.

A Short History of Time Keeping

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As the United States and other countries prepare to set their clocks back one hour on Sunday, one week after Europe did the same, we detail how the current global system of time keeping emerged.

The State of Play in Northern Syria

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Earlier this month, Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring to try to clear Kurdish forces from the Turkey-Syria border and establish a "safe zone." Here, we outline some of the key events of the past month in the ongoing conflict there.

Modernizing China’s Military

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Over the past three decades, Beijing has been on a quest to modernize the People's Liberation Army.

The Ottoman Empire: Centuries of Expansion and Contraction

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Turkish power through the ages.