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Cher Vladimir
Putin, the European

Sitting pretty as he heads into summer, Russia’s President is ready to capitalize on any new Transatlantic rifts.

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Pakistani Politics
Is Imran Khan the Change Pakistan Needs? 

With Pakistan’s elections looming, it’s time to treat the cricketer-turned-politician with the seriousness he deserves.

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China Trade Fight
Time to Move the American ICT Supply Chain Out of China

The Trump Administration’s trade strategy needs to focus on the threat posed by China’s activities in the information and communication technology arena.

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Religion and Modernity
The Francis Resistance

Ross Douthat’s new book sounds the alarm about Pope Francis, arguing that the much-beloved pontiff is leading the Church into a crisis. But is resistance the wisest option?

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Awakenings
Pashtun Power in Pakistan

A new Pashtun rights movement has rapidly taken off in Pakistan, challenging the army head-on and attracting support far beyond the tribal areas. It could be the generals’ worst nightmare.

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Decommissioning History
Remembering the Past in Northern Ireland

Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement, the guns are off the street, but history and memory continue to be weaponized.

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Identity Politics
Getting Tribes: A Corrective

What Americans misunderstand about tribal cultures, and how it hurts U.S. foreign policy.

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The Middle East
Has the Assad Regime “Won” Syria’s Civil War?

Not only is Syria’s civil war far from over, but the Assad regime’s victories over rebel forces have sparked a series of “wars after the war” that could undermine its recent gains—and create opportunities for the United States.

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The View from Tokyo
Japan’s North Korean Anxieties

Amid a flurry of summitry on the Korean peninsula, Japan is concerned that its own interests might fall by the wayside.

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