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Turkey Close to Buying Air Missile Defenses— From Russia

After years of delay, Turkey announces its close to buying advanced air missile defenses from the Russians.

Enviro-Mental
Greens Make Natural Gas Their Next Target

Time to unpack the irony.

Aramco IPO
China Wants a Stake in Saudi Arabian Oil

Beijing is ready to invest in Saudi Aramco.

Bread Riots in Caracas as Venezuela Protests Escalate

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

Keeping Up With Medvedev
The Russian PM Dodges a Bullet, Sharpens His Knives

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 and Australia Huddle Up

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
Cal State Can’t Explain Why It Needs So Many Bureaucrats

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

Cyber Coercion
China Tightens the Screws—on South Korea

While Beijing remains reluctant to pressure Pyongyang, it shows no such compunctions about Seoul.

Middle East Aflame
Mattis Wants a Political Solution in Yemen

But he may bomb the Houthis to the negotiating table first.

Policy Shop
The High-End Tax Break That Needs to Go

Capping the state and local tax deduction would improve the quality of blue state governance.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

After years of delay, Turkey announces its close to buying advanced air missile defenses from the Russians.

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.

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