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Syria: What’s Next?

For over four years an article of faith for senior Western politicians has been that there is no military solution to the crisis in Syria. Properly translated this mantric assertion, still being chanted in 2016, would read as follows…

Erdogan’s Foreign Policy is in Ruins

ARGUMENT Erdogan’s Foreign Policy Is in Ruins Just a few short years ago, Turkey was heralded as one of the region’s rising powers. What happened? BY HENRI J. BARKEY | FEBRUARY 4, 2016 It wasn’t long ago that Turkish foreign policy was the talk of the town. Defined by the catchy phrase of “zero problems with the […]

What North Korea’s Latest Missile Test Means for the U.S. & Its Allies

FEBRUARY 8, 2016 BY THOMAS KARAKO AUTHOR Thomas Karako is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and an assistant professor of political science at Kenyon College. Full Bio ———- A reporter once asked President Kennedy the difference between the Atlas rocket that launched John Glenn into orbit and another designed to carry […]

Why the Paris Climate Agreement is a Big, Big Deal

William R.L. Anderegg, The Week I was there in Copenhagen in 2009. I remember the quiet conference hall and trains, filled with disappointment and despair as the international negotiations to address climate change unraveled. Rather than a detailed roadmap to a low-carbon future, nations “took note” (the technical United Nations term of agreeing something matters but […]

Eyes on the Prize: For Marin Le Pen’s Party, Regional Elections are just a Stepping-stone

December 12, 2015 Hénin-Beaumont | From the print edition IT IS market-day in this red-brick former mining town in northern France. Stall-holders wrap up fat slices of rabbit terrine, or flog discounted hairspray and nail varnish. Outside the town hall, workmen are putting up wooden chalets for the Christmas market. Inside, the National Front (FN) […]

China Remains Biggest Challenge for U.S.

December 11, 2015 By Kim Ghattas BBC News, Washington Buried under the avalanche of reactions to presidential candidate Donald Trump’s verbal attack against Muslims, the stream of headlines about the San Bernardino couple who shot and killed more than 14 people last week and the dissection of President Barack Obama’s Sunday Oval speech about the […]

Russia Sends Warning to West with Show of Strength in Syria

By David Blair, Chief Foreign Correspondent, The Telegraph 8:00AM GMT 13 Dec 2015 Until last Tuesday, America and Britain were the only countries with a proven ability to fire cruise missiles at land targets from submarines. Then a salvo of missiles burst through the placid surface of the Mediterranean and soared into a cloudless sky, demonstrating that Russia […]