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Sean McMeekin
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.

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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

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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