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Divide and Conquer
Divide and Conquer
Ahead of Sanctions Vote, Putin Plays Italy

The mere fact that he is able to make the play tells us that the U.S. hasn’t been paying enough attention to Europe.

Divide and Conquer
Is Putin Bankrolling Le Pen’s Campaign?

The €9 million loan to the National Front reported a few days ago may just be the first tranche of a much larger sum.

Divide and Conquer
Hungary Cuts Off Gas to Ukraine

Hungary announced that it will stop reselling Russian gas to Ukraine just days after Gazprom’s CEO met with the country’s Prime Minister. Divide-and-conquer is an old and very effective tactic being put to very good use in Europe these days.

Divide and Conquer
Russia Finding Ways Around Western Energy Sanctions

Russia is finding ways to circumvent the U.S. and EU energy sanctions by signing deals with firms from Japan, Switzerland, and Norway.

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Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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.

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