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Malaysia Air Flight 17
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Dealing with Putin the Pariah

The tragedy of MH17 should be a wake-up call to Western leaders to stop dragging their feet and take decisive action now.

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Russia Hawks Seize the Moment in Europe

Extra European sanctions are likely to arrive faster, and they may even be more robust. But beyond that, there are real hard limits to how far the West will go in the aftermath of the Malaysia Air disaster.

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Is This a Game Changer?

Putin cannot be happy about this latest, tragic turn of events. After all, things were going more or less according to plan up to now.

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We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

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