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Is This Russia’s Opening Move in Libya?

If so, it could be a repeat of the Syria strategy: do just enough to achieve an acceptable outcome.

The Art of the Deal
Could Trump Pry Russia and Iran Apart?

The outlines for how the Trump Administration thinks a “reset” with Russia might work are coming into focus. The chances for it actually working remain lower than most think.

Intel Wars
Beyond the “Flynn Probe”

There doesn’t appear to be much to the so-called Flynn Probe itself, but it hints to a deeply dysfunctional dynamic existing between the intelligence community and the new Trump Administration.

Just How Effective Is Russia’s RT?

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

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A Last Effort at Sustaining Sanctions?

As opposed to many journalists, economists are evenly split as to whether sanctions on Russia will be lifted soon. Despite the President-elect’s campaign rhetoric on Russia, there’s reason to be skeptical that the sanctions’ end is nigh.

Assassination in Ankara
What the Murder of the Russian Ambassador Might Mean

It’s probably not Sarajevo 1914 all over again. But don’t be so sure that this event will bring the Russians and Turks together, either.

A Conversation with Mikhail Khodorkovsky
“Looking to the Future When Dealing with Putin Only Leads to Self-Deception”

TAI recently sat down with Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the outspoken former head of Yukos who was jailed for ten years by Vladimir Putin. We asked the Kremlin’s leading critic in exile about his views on the current Russian regime, Donald Trump, the rise of global populism, the thorny question of Crimea, and his political ambitions.

Understanding the Election Meddling
What Does Russia Really Want?

The hyperventilation by the press over Russian interference in our elections is playing right into Putin’s hands.

Fake News and False Consciousness
Getting Beyond the Blame Game

Fake news doesn’t make bad voters. Instead, it’s more likely that the apparent appetite for anti-establishment content on social media is a symptom of deep-seated anxiety and dissatisfaction with how things are going.

Europe's Mess
The Paradox of Renzi’s Referendum Defeat

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

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Red Tape

Trump is ready to streamline energy regulations, but that won’t be a big help to oil companies’ bottom line.

He Said He Said

All corruption revelations are due to tactical leaking in Russia. So who’s out to get Dmitry Medvedev?

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.

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