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The Siloviki Shuffle
The Siloviki Shuffle
And Then There Were None?

The head of the head of the Investigative Committee might be next up on the chopping block.

The Siloviki Shuffle
On His Majesty’s Secret Services

What a Russian governor’s arrest for allegedly taking a bribe tells us about the struggle for control among Putin’s siloviki.

The Siloviki Shuffle
Putin Cuts Legs Out from Under Medvedev

Another week, another reshuffling of the deck: Having already coopted his sources of financial support, Vladimir Putin starts to cull Medvedev’s siloviki support network, just to make sure his likely successor is as weak as possible.

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Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

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