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Spy vs. Spy
Spy vs. Spy
Montenegro’s Prime Minister, Milorad Djukanovic © Getty Images
Did Moscow Botch a Coup in Montenegro?

A murky tale of spycraft, diplomacy and intrigue in the Balkans suggests that Russia’s secret services are ratcheting up their efforts to an unprecedented degree.

Spy vs. Spy
Why Russia Published Footage of an FSB Agent Beating an American in Moscow

Some might call it “dominance geopolitics”. Will the White House let it slide?

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
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.

Psy-ops

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

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