Mark N. Katz
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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Hugging the News Cycle
Oh Snap

Is Shinzo Abe repeating the mistakes of Theresa May?

Setting Sun

President Trump now has the option to levy import tariffs on solar panels that caused “serious injury” to U.S. producers.

the new culture wars

The policy that set in motion a fierce culture war over young people, sex, and the meaning of consent is no more.

Rogue Nations

Trump’s simultaneous confrontation of Pyongyang and Tehran could have unintended consequences.

Pricing Carbon

Interest in cap and trade has waxed—not waned—after Trump’s decision to pull out of Paris.

Spanish Secession

The EU is walking a fine line as it uneasily backs Spain’s clampdown on Catalan separatists.

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