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Aaron Stein
Syrian Civil War
Grounding Assad

A no-fly zone in Syria, though difficult to arrange, could prove pivotal in ending the ongoing civil war.

Trouble in Turkey
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The Fallout of the Failed Coup

The attempted putsch and the purge that followed will leave Turkey weaker for years to come.

The Middle East Aflame
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Turkey’s Two-Front War

Ankara is now squeezed between the fight against IS in Syria and the fight against the PKK at home.

Dealing with Iran
Is Turkey Going Nuclear?

Ankara’s take on the Iran deal isn’t what the superficial analysis of geopolitics suggests.

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Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

Media Criticism

What’s happening in the Ivory Coast is a story of disappointment, ambition, calculated violence, and betrayal.

East Asian Energy

Why China just canceled more than 100 planned coal plants:

To Russia With Love

Standing beside Putin in Moscow, Moldova’s newly elected president rebuked the EU and gave fresh proof of his intention to pivot toward Russia.

TAI elsewhere

Our own Josef Joffe takes stock of the President-elect’s recent interviews and the likely implications of Trumpist policy on Europe and the world.

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