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Putin's Power Play
Putin's Power Play
Vladimir Putin and Saad Hariri in 2010 (ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)
Russia and Lebanon: A Geopolitical Juggling Act

Putin plays peacemaker in Lebanon, hoping to realize his Middle East ambitions. Will it work?

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Blue Civil War

Keep an eye on whether and how the intra-Democratic fight over scarce resources shakes up politics in the Golden State.

Pipeline Politics

Keystone XL and DAPL never had much relationship with environmental health and safety.

Media Myopia

A new study casts doubt on the idea that the false stories peddled on the internet actually meaningfully moved the voting public.

RIP TPP?

With the U.S. out of TPP, the Pacific’s major powers are making their opening pitches on how a trade deal could be salvaged.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

The myth of the “shovel-ready” project persists.

Intel Wars

There doesn’t appear to be much to the so-called Flynn Probe itself, but it hints to a deeply dysfunctional dynamic existing between the intelligence community and the new Trump Administration.

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