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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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Fear the Airpocalypse

But how much trust can we put in European emissions testing?

Asia's Game of Thrones

Li Keqiang’s trip Down Under aimed to shore up Australian support for Chinese trade, with mixed results.

Political Economy

If America’s economic momentum persists, Trump may once again prove harder to stop than his opponents imagine.

Reforming China

Even a Chinese state think tank speaks the ugly truth.

Higher Ed Shake Up

Ten months of code camp beats four years of ‘business communications’.

Middle East Aflame

General Mattis wants an early chance to roll back Iranian gains in the region, and despite the risks, Yemen seems like a tempting place to start.

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