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Asia's Game of Thrones
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Central Asia: All Together Now

The region that isn’t, and how it may be reclaiming itself.

Net Assessment
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Time to Re-Engage

Whipsawed by years of foreign policy activism and then by general retreat, the United States is at risk of losing an opportunity to cement hard-won gains in Central Asia/Afghanistan.

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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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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.

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