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Sean McMeekin
Assassination in Ankara
Russia, Turkey—and the United States?

The murder investigation may well bring Turkey and Russia together, mounting a united front against the U.S. in demanding justice for Ambassador Karlov’s killers.

After Last Night
A Coup in Facetime

President Erdoğan will celebrate his deliverance from last night’s coup as a triumph of “democracy”. We need not necessarily join the celebration.

Syrian War
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Turkey and Russia: Enemies Again?

For Moscow, U.S.-Turkish cooperation on Syria fits into a pattern of Western hostility to Russian interests dating back to the 19th century. U.S. and European statesmen should tread lightly.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Taiwan has been engaging in military drills this week around Taiping Island, its major foothold in the South China Sea—and Vietnam is having none of it.

Power Problems

What a new bankruptcy means for the American (and global) nuclear power industry:

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.

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