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Rachel Hostyk
A New Sultan in Town
Putin Tames Turkey?

It’s not Turkey’s economic future but its present politics that weighs most heavily on Erdogan. And Putin can lighten or increase his burden at will.

When the Customers Don't Come
Private Colleges’ No-Show Business

Sweet Briar College, a well-regarded liberal arts school in Virginia, is closing down. Other private colleges have tried the same “high tuition, high discount” strategy—but how long will the customers come?

Out of Many
Does France’s “Muslim Community” Exist?

France’s Muslims don’t have the established institutions or communal voice that many presume exists.

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The Academic Coin Toss

Most newly minted English PhDs don’t wind up at the sort of jobs they’re trained for, if they get an academic job at all. Think academia will change its ways? Think again.

Of Peers and Pensions
Rhode Island’s Pension Roundabout

A challenge to Rhode Island’s 2011 pension reform is winding its way through the courts—and if there’s no settlement soon, it will be tried by jury.

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Putin's Retirement Plan?

The sanctioned Russian bank VTB, a Kremlin favorite, had a critical role to play in the sale of a government oil company stake last month. Cui bono?

the grass is always greener

The GOP has spent altogether too much energy raging against the Affordable Care Act and altogether too little developing and building support for alternatives.

Law & Order

A new study estimates just how much police reduce crime rates.

Crude Economics

It’s not enough to balance supply and demand—petrostates need to contend with crude in storage, as well.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Do the defense minister’s words signify a rift within Manila’s top leadership?

Post-EU

Over the weekend, PEOTUS assured Britain of a speedy bilateral trade deal as soon as he’s in office. If things go well for Britain, look to some other wavering EU countries to start looking at their options.

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