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Sean McMeekin
Assassination in Ankara
Russia, Turkey—and the United States?

The murder investigation may well bring Turkey and Russia together, mounting a united front against the U.S. in demanding justice for Ambassador Karlov’s killers.

After Last Night
A Coup in Facetime

President Erdoğan will celebrate his deliverance from last night’s coup as a triumph of “democracy”. We need not necessarily join the celebration.

Syrian War
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Turkey and Russia: Enemies Again?

For Moscow, U.S.-Turkish cooperation on Syria fits into a pattern of Western hostility to Russian interests dating back to the 19th century. U.S. and European statesmen should tread lightly.

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What's In a Deal?

Support for the Paris deal is coming from surprising places—Republican lawmakers, corporate America, and the fossil fuel industry.

meritocracy?

A new elite initiative to shield itself from accountability.

National Insecurity

The breaches of American security during the past eight years were even worse than we knew.

Europe's War on the Internet

Germany adopts, EU considers, new restrictions on internet speech. But is ideology or protectionism to blame?

One Man; One Vote

As party leader, Erdogan will further guarantee his personal control of the state.

Going Ballistic

North Korea is giving no respite to South Korea’s new pro-engagement president.

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