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Putin's Power Play
Putin's Power Play
Vladimir Putin and Saad Hariri in 2010 (ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)
Russia and Lebanon: A Geopolitical Juggling Act

Putin plays peacemaker in Lebanon, hoping to realize his Middle East ambitions. Will it work?

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Kleptocracy Watch

International and global governance organizations are prime targets for kleptocracy and graft.

Power Politics

The last remaining opponent to additional Russia sanctions: Europe.

Crude Economics

Moscow wants Libya and Nigeria to share the burden.

It Begins

Will his parliamentary majority, made up of neophyte legislators, stand by him?

Duda Blinks

Is this a tactical feint, or a principled objection to the laws passed by the legislature?

Fault Lines

The situation in Cyprus has lately tracked closely with Turkey’s attitude to the West. As relations deteriorate, watch things get uglier.

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