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Aaron Stein
The Ties That Bind
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Donald Trump and the War for Raqqa

The Trump Administration faces some of the same dilemmas as did the Obama Administration in Syria.

Syrian Civil War
Grounding Assad

A no-fly zone in Syria, though difficult to arrange, could prove pivotal in ending the ongoing civil war.

Trouble in Turkey
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The Fallout of the Failed Coup

The attempted putsch and the purge that followed will leave Turkey weaker for years to come.

The Middle East Aflame
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Turkey’s Two-Front War

Ankara is now squeezed between the fight against IS in Syria and the fight against the PKK at home.

Dealing with Iran
Is Turkey Going Nuclear?

Ankara’s take on the Iran deal isn’t what the superficial analysis of geopolitics suggests.

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As a minority, and a minority that historically has often been unpopular, Jews have a structural interest in the protection of minority rights.

Petrostates in Peril

Economic growth is predictably sluggish for petrostates.

American Balkanization

Pew data point to one of the core ironies of liberal politics today.

Rage Against the Machine

The Palestinians want international sympathy. But rioting over metal detectors after a terrorist attack seems more likely to draw international contempt.

Revolution

A Schlumberger surge is a good sign for the health of the U.S. shale industry.

The Mueller Effect

Could it be that the President is less worried about the probe of his Russia dealings than about a general investigation with no set limits?

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