News Analysis
News Analysis
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Follow the Money
Citizens United = Russian Money in American Campaigns

A story even bigger than it looks at first glance.

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All in for Viktor Orbán

A new report from the Senate shines a light on Viktor Orbán’s machinations.

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Democracy in South Africa
A House Divided

This week, Cyril Ramaphosa took the reins of a deeply divided ANC after a bitter leadership contest. Can he renew the promise of South Africa?

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Russian Show Trial
An Eight-Year Jail Term Kicks Off Six More Years of Putin

The dubious conviction of a federal minister paints a dire picture of things to come in Putin’s next term as President.

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How do you solve a problem like Korea?
China’s Seoul Solution to North Korean Nukes

As war drums beat in Washington, Beijing is exploring new diplomatic avenues to drive a wedge between South Korea and the United States.

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Arctic Ambitions
Russia Jumps Into LNG With Chinese Money

Moscow defied Western sanctions by opening up an LNG export terminal on schedule and within budget.

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Battle for Ukraine
A Sideshow and a Showdown in Kyiv

As the public eye is fixated on a clash between Petro Poroshenko and Mikheil Saakashvili, a more serious showdown looms for control of Ukraine’s institutions—and the future of its anti-corruption movement.

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Doping Drama
How the Olympics Ban Helps Putin

Banning Russia from the Olympics does not create a political crisis for Putin. It actually helps him avoid one.

Fixing Françafrique
Macron’s African Ambitions

The French President wants to mend his country’s paternalistic policy toward its former African colonies—but his trip to the region foretells more continuity than change.

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Xi Will Be Denied
Is Trump Taking The Gloves Off Against Beijing?

Despite his warm words toward Xi, President Trump seems to be gearing up for a much tougher trade approach to China.

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