Sean Keeley
Assistant Editor/Writer
Tightening the Belt
Russia No Longer A Top 5 Defense Spender

Russia is increasingly flexing its military muscle on the world stage these days, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the raw numbers.

Liberal Disorder
The ICC’s Credibility Crisis Laid Bare

Six years after charging Sudan’s president with genocide, the ICC still has no leverage in securing his arrest.

The Populist Surge
Italy’s Euroskeptic Scuffle

Italy’s constitutional referendum faces formidable opposition from a diverse collection of Euroskeptics and populists.

Syrian Civil War
Aleppo Teeters on the Brink

Assad’s forces have recaptured a third of the rebel stronghold, in what could be a major turning point.

Violence in Myanmar
Separatist Conflict Comes Roaring Back In Myanmar

The resurgence of ethnic violence in Myanmar comes at a critical moment for its leader.

Russian Soft Power
Another Opening for Russia, This Time in Estonia

A government collapse in Estonia provides an opening for a pro-Russia party, as similar parties make headway in Georgia and Moldova.

Hong Kong Democracy
Beijing To Intervene In Hong Kong Dispute

Beijing’s decision to intervene in a dispute about pro-independence legislators in Hong Kong could have far-reaching consequences.

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Cyber Insecurity
Inside the Surkov Leaks—and the Surkov “Fakes”

Hacked emails of a top Putin aide show Moscow’s role in the Ukraine conflict, but an apparent forgery has also muddied the waters.

Farewell to Arms
Senator Blocks Weapons Sale, and Duterte Fires Back

Duterte is capitalizing on a cancelled U.S. weapons sale to argue that Washington is an unreliable partner.

Watch The Throne
Thai Succession Set to Strengthen Military’s Hand

The military junta is poised to strengthen its control over Thailand, belying American confidence in an inevitably democratizing Asia.

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