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A Tale of Two Strategies

Turkey should take a lesson from its own recent history with Iraqi Kurds, and seek rapprochement with the Syrian Kurds and the Democratic Union Party.

Defeating ISIS
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The Unintended Consequences of the U.S.-Turkey Deal

For the U.S., the price for Turkey’s participation in the anti-ISIS coalition may be too high.

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

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.”

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