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Let's Make a Deal
Let's Make a Deal
A Brexit Game of Chicken

The negotiations between the UK and the EU are as good as rigged to blow up. And if they do, the EU would be the bigger loser.

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Iran Forges Ahead With Its Ballistic Missiles

The theory that engagement would lead to Iran becoming a peaceful stakeholder in the broader Middle East is taking a beating.

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Some Measure of Peace in Iraq?

Baghdad and Erbil have buried the hatchet over a long-running oil revenue dispute.

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In Seeking D├ętente, Don’t Leave Americans Behind

The Obama Administration is racing the clock to reach historic accords with two of America’s long-standing foes, Iran and Cuba. As it tries to strike a deal, it mustn’t forget the plight of five U.S. citizens imprisoned in those two countries.

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Baghdad and Kurds Resolve Oil Dispute

Iraq’s central government struck a deal over Kurdish oil late last week resolving a longstanding dispute. It’s welcome news, but the barriers to Iraq’s political and military effectiveness remain steep.

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Department of Can-Kicking

So much for a breakthrough.

The Noose Tightens

As Putin heads to meet French President Emanuel Macron next week, his security services are interrogating a celebrated Cannes-winning director in Moscow.

TPP Post Trump

Picking up the pieces of TPP may be more difficult than many in Asia imagine, leaving China with an attractive opening.

Atrocity in England

Twenty-two people were killed in a bombing at a children’s concert, the deadliest in the UK since the 7/7 bombings.

Seeing a Pattern...

To lose one President to a corruption scandal may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two in a row begins to look like carelessness.

Crude Economics

Iraq isn’t towing the cartel line.

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