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With US Trade, China Plays a Dangerous Game
January 19, 2018

The U.S. has promised to get tougher on China for almost a year now. On the campaign trail, presidential...


In Iran, Protests Are Nothing New
January 12, 2018

On Dec. 28, Iran’s second-most populous city, Mashhad, situated in the northeast near the border with Turkmenistan, was the...

How Much Does the UK Really Depend on EU Trade?
January 5, 2018

The debate over Brexit has been filled with apocalyptic predictions about its potential economic implications for the United Kingdom....


In Yemen, Historical Roots of a Modern Civil War

Dec. 29, 2017 Yemen has always been different from the rest of the countries of the Arabian Peninsula. Even the...

Inequality Holds Back South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa’s election as president of the African National Congress party ushered in a period of hope that South...


Turkey’s National Savings Rate

Dec. 15, 2017 Turkey’s savings rate, which has been decreasing steadily since 1990, is among the lowest in the world....

US Navy Collisions in the Western Pacific

Dec. 8, 2017 Over the past year, the U.S. Navy has been under scrutiny because of a series of...


What Tax Trends Tell Us About the Russian Economy

Dec. 1, 2017 Russia boasts both a consolidated budget and a federal budget. The consolidated budget is a combination...

German Intelligence Failures Ahead of Stalingrad

Nov. 24, 2017 The Battle of Stalingrad had its origins in a pivotal German miscalculation at the start of...


Public Confidence in India’s Prime Minister

Nov. 17, 2017 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s revolutionary vision for his country’s future bears little resemblance to its...

In China, the Sources of Xi Jinping’s Power

Nov. 10, 2017 Last month, the Chinese Communist Party held its 19th National Congress in which Chinese President Xi Jinping ushered in...


Spain’s Defining Geographic Feature

Nov. 3, 2017 Geography affects the development of all nations in profound ways, but rarely has it done so more...

The North Caucasus: Russia’s Southern Buffer

Oct. 28, 2017 The North Caucasus stretches from the Caspian Sea in the southeast to the Sea of Azov in...