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Aaron Stein
The Ties That Bind
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Donald Trump and the War for Raqqa

The Trump Administration faces some of the same dilemmas as did the Obama Administration in Syria.

Syrian Civil War
Grounding Assad

A no-fly zone in Syria, though difficult to arrange, could prove pivotal in ending the ongoing civil war.

Trouble in Turkey
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The Fallout of the Failed Coup

The attempted putsch and the purge that followed will leave Turkey weaker for years to come.

The Middle East Aflame
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Turkey’s Two-Front War

Ankara is now squeezed between the fight against IS in Syria and the fight against the PKK at home.

Dealing with Iran
Is Turkey Going Nuclear?

Ankara’s take on the Iran deal isn’t what the superficial analysis of geopolitics suggests.

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Higher Education Watch

University administrations have leaned too far over their skis in an effort to win more guilty findings.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Don’t expect a tough line on Beijing to come out of this year’s summit.

Gazproblems

Warsaw just purchased its first cargoes of American LNG.

Mixed Messages

Trump’s latest outburst on THAAD and trade will hardly help shore up U.S.-South Korean relations.

Crude Economics

Today’s glut could lead to tomorrow’s supply shock.

The Art of the Deal

So far, it’s grandstanding and placebo politics disguising a more moderate agenda.

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