Sean Keeley
Assistant Editor/Writer
Canada's Magnitsky Act
The Russia Lobby Flops in Canada

In Canada, Moscow’s influence campaigns aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

Strange Bedfellows
Japan Wants a Piece of China’s Belt and Road

As major Japanese firms try to tap into Xi Jinping’s infrastructure agenda, Shinzo Abe is sending some friendly signals to Beijing.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Trump Tightens Thai Ties

Despite criticism from the human rights crowd, Trump’s outreach to the Thais is a welcome course correction to the Obama policy.

Spain's Secessionists
A Pyrrhic Victory in Catalonia

There are no real winners from Sunday’s referendum—and no clear path forward for the separatists.

A Messy Divorce
The UK’s Brexit Hand Gets Weaker

Theresa May’s concessions on Brexit are not enough for her European counterparts—and could be too much for the diehard Leavers.

More of the Same?
Brussels Spins New Refugee Policy

The EU has a new plan to resettle 50,000 more refugees. It probably won’t fare much better than the last one.

Oh Snap
Japan’s Abe Triggers Early Elections

Is Shinzo Abe repeating the mistakes of Theresa May?

Rogue Nations
Iran and North Korea Double Down

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

Spanish Secession
Brussels Keeps Its Distance From Catalan Crackdown

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

Reactive Measures
The Russian Interference Racket

Moscow’s 2016 election interference demands a serious and sober response. Instead we are getting an uninformed hysteria, empowering partisans and posers alike.

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