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High Noon
High Noon
The Siloviki Showdown

Why are the security services squabbling under Putin? If you haven’t been following our coverage, here’s a good way to catch up.

High Noon
Iran’s Ship Seizure and the Limits of Patience

Over and over again, Iran has shown that it wants to make Obama’s life more difficult the more he reaches out to it. Patience is a virtue, but it is not the only virtue.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

Crude Economics

OPEC and co. hardly have a choice in the matter.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China is moving closer to replacing the United States as a key Pakistani ally.

The Future

Here’s some fodder for your next dinner party.


Hint: It involves leaflets, psy-ops, and calls from Mom.

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