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Getting Serious
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Russia in Syria: What Next?

In the short-term Putin can shrug off the U.S. strikes, but Russia’s long-term strategy in Syria is coming under strain.

Potemkin Friendships
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The Putin and Erdogan Show

The Russo-Turkish relationship is shallower, and more brittle, than it seems.

Geopolitics
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Russia and Turkey: Read the Fine Print

Moscow is getting closer to a gas pipeline deal with Ankara, but it’s not the geopolitical triumph some think.

Russia's Influence Game
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Who’s Playing Whom?

A Bosnian referendum shows Russia’s influence in the Balkans—as well as its limits.

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Enviro-Mental

Time to unpack the irony.

Aramco IPO

Beijing is ready to invest in Saudi Aramco.

Venezuela seems headed for a boiling point while Maduro doubles down on Chavismo

Keeping Up With Medvedev

Now that Dmitry Medvedev knows beyond a reasonable doubt that he is being attacked, he will ruthlessly clean house when he gets his hands on the throne. And his enemies know he knows who they are.

Game of Thrones

Japan’s rise, and the reactions it provokes in capitals across the Pacific Rim is one of the key dynamics to watch as the Trump Administration gets its own footing in the region.

Higher Education Watch

The California State Auditor has delivered a damning assessment of the management practices at the single largest university system in the United States.

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