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Russia Gets Oil Concessions Out Of Syria

Russia just inked a major energy deal with the Assad regime that will allow it to explore offshore oil and gas fields in Syria. Obama’s “Smart Diplomacy” strategy in the Middle East is paying dividends—just not for the US.

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World War Three?

There are many similarities between our period and the pre-WWI system: widespread belief in the peaceful powers of globalization mixed with ineffective leaders; geopolitical grappling; rising nationalism; and instability in smaller countries that are “clients” of larger powers. Geopolitics is back, and we need to re-learn how to think strategically about engaging whole nations in a global power struggle.

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The End of History Ends

For the first time since the Cold War, the United States is going to have to adopt a coherent Eurasian strategy that integrates European, Middle Eastern, South Asian and East Asian policy into a comprehensive design.

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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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