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Aaron Stein
The Ties That Bind
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Donald Trump and the War for Raqqa

The Trump Administration faces some of the same dilemmas as did the Obama Administration in Syria.

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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Nuclear Strategy

A technical fix to America’s aging warheads could raise tensions with Russia by undermining its nuclear deterrent.

K-12 Blues

Teenagers from abroad overwhelmingly think that American schools demand less of them than schools in their home countries.

Crude Economics

Riyadh is effectively ceding market share directly to US frackers.

travails of Trumpcare

The GOP Congressional caucus is in chaos as it tries to ram through Obamacare repeal.

Survey Says

But the dictatorship lives on.

The North American Energy Boom

Existing Albertan oil sands operations are poised for big growth in the coming years.

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