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Whodunit
Whodunit
A Game-Changer in Syria and Turkey

MANPADS were used by Kurdish fighters to shoot down a Turkish helicopter in a serious escalation of the broader Syrian civil war. The Kremlin has plausible deniability on its side, but it could well have provided the rockets itself.

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NSA Proves Russia Behind Litvinenko’s Murder

The Telegraph reveals that the NSA provided proof that the Kremlin killed the spy-turned-dissident in 2006.

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Putin's Retirement Plan?

The sanctioned Russian bank VTB, a Kremlin favorite, had a critical role to play in the sale of a government oil company stake last month. Cui bono?

the grass is always greener

The GOP has spent altogether too much energy raging against the Affordable Care Act and altogether too little developing and building support for alternatives.

Law & Order

A new study estimates just how much police reduce crime rates.

Crude Economics

It’s not enough to balance supply and demand—petrostates need to contend with crude in storage, as well.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Do the defense minister’s words signify a rift within Manila’s top leadership?

Post-EU

Over the weekend, PEOTUS assured Britain of a speedy bilateral trade deal as soon as he’s in office. If things go well for Britain, look to some other wavering EU countries to start looking at their options.

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