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The Fall of Netanyahu: Too Little, Too Late

Published on August 7th, 2017 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick It seems the long reign of Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to its end. Nothing is certain yet, and there will doubtless be more scenes in this tragedy before the curtain falls. But the ... Read More


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Naval Nuances: China, Russia, and the Baltic Sea

Published on August 7th, 2017 | by Mark N. Katz

by Mark N. Katz Russia and China recently completed a joint naval exercise in the Baltic Sea—a part of the world that is far from China. Immediately afterward, though, three Chinese naval vessels that participated in ... Read More



Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Moves into the Firing Line

Published on August 6th, 2017 | by Guest

By James M. Dorsey A French investigation into possible corruption in business deals related to Qatar’s winning of World Cup hosting rights moved the 2022 tournament a step closer to becoming enmeshed in the two- month-old Gulf crisis. ... Read More



Burning Raqqa

Published on August 5th, 2017 | by Guest

by Laura Gottesdiener It was midday on Sunday, May 7th, when the U.S.-led coalition warplanes again began bombing the neighborhood of Wassim Abdo’s family. They lived in Tabqa, a small city on the banks of the ... Read More

Latin America


The Anti-Corruption Revolution

Published on August 4th, 2017 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer During rush week, aspiring frat boys endure all manner of indignities. They all want to join the exclusive club, and they’re willing to pay the steep initiation fee of risk and embarrassment. One ... Read More



Rouhani’s Challenges to Form His New Cabinet

Published on August 4th, 2017 | by Adnan Tabatabai

by Adnan Tabatabai Hassan Rouhani will be sworn in for his second term as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the official inauguration scheduled for August 5, 2017. The tahlif ceremony will take place ... Read More

US Foreign Policy


Where is the Opening for Aid Reform?

Published on August 4th, 2017 | by Diana Ohlbaum

by Diana Ohlbaum It’s hard to reconcile the optimism of the development community with the signals coming from the Trump administration. Sensing an opening for reform, think tanks and aid advocates have issued three new reports ... Read More

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