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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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The Populist Surge

Italy’s constitutional referendum faces formidable opposition from a diverse collection of Euroskeptics and populists.

separation of powers

The third branch could be a bulwark against Trump’s potential abuses of power.

Crude Economics

America’s rig count is rising, and it’s only going to climb further after OPEC’s decision to cut output.

Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

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