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Making the Eurozone Great Again
Macron & Merkel Flirt with Eurozone Reform

Despite French criticism of German policy, the two sides are moving closer to a common vision for Eurozone reform.

Asia's Game of Thrones
At G20, Xi and Modi Ignore Tensions

The two leaders smiled for the cameras while their troops are engaged in the worst border standoff in years.

Reading Between the Lines
Putin Makes His Pitch To German Business

In an op-ed for Handelsblatt, Putin couches his case for sanctions relief in liberal pieties.

Survey Says
Russia Still Has Many Friends in Europe

Especially in Orthodox-majority countries.

Asia's Game of Thrones
South Korea Seeks Security Cooperation With India

Courting India seems to be a key priority for the new government in Seoul.

Diplomacy in Action
The India-Israel Breakthrough

Modi’s trip to Israel is a big bilateral breakthrough—and a sign that Israel is poised for a new era of diplomatic progress.

Turning Up The Heat
Trump to Xi: The Honeymoon Is Over

With South Korea’s president in town, Trump is escalating with China on multiple fronts.

The Putin Interviews
Sympathy for the Kremlin

Oliver Stone’s interviews with Vladimir Putin tell us more about Putin’s admirers than about the Russian President himself.

The Sanctions Dance
New Russia Sanctions Hit A Roadblock

Congressional efforts to codify sanctions against Moscow are being held up in the House. Score a victory for the Trump Administration, and for the Executive Branch in general.

Rocky Rapprochement
Senate Slaps New Sanctions on Russia

Like Obama before him, Trump wants flexibility to deal with Russia of his own accord—but Congress is not going to comply.

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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.


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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