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Muslim Democrats? Tunisia’s Delicate Experiment

Muslim Democrats? Tunisia’s Delicate Experiment

In May 2016, Ennahda—an Islamist party—did something fairly shocking: it disassociated itself from Islam, or, more specifically, from political Islam.

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Disputed Islands and Clashing Powers: Explaining Sino-Japanese Tensions

Disputed Islands and Clashing Powers: Explaining Sino-Japanese Tensions

Ties between China and Japan remain tense after having deteriorated over a territorial dispute in the East China Sea, a result of Beijing’s assertiveness in the region.

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Clinton and Why the State Department Doesn’t Follow Its Own Rules (Pt II)

Clinton and Why the State Department Doesn’t Follow Its Own Rules (Pt II)

Diplomacy today is mobile, continuous, and often time-urgent. The technology, on the other hand, is stationary and only intermittently available.

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The Tattered Mirage of a South Asian Union is Dying Fast – Pt. 2

The Tattered Mirage of a South Asian Union is Dying Fast – Pt. 2

The Indian subcontinent is chequered with a history of border disputes and issues regarding transnational ethnic and religious groups.

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Clinton and Why the State Department Doesn’t Follow Its Own Rules (Pt I)

Clinton and Why the State Department Doesn’t Follow Its Own Rules (Pt I)

The tension between diplomacy and security within the State Department, and mismatched technology, are the real issues in the Clinton e-mail affair.

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NATO’s Strategic ‘Six-Pack’

NATO’s Strategic ‘Six-Pack’

The transatlantic community faces threats on multiple fronts, rendering NATO as essential to its security as it has ever been.

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Central and Eastern Europe at odds with Brussels

Central and Eastern Europe at odds with Brussels

The refugee crisis revealed the extent of the ideological parting of ways between old and new Europe.

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“Preserving” Primacy is Both Delusional and Self-destructive

“Preserving” Primacy is Both Delusional and Self-destructive

Global economic interdependency and states’ pursuit of self-interest in today’s multi-polar world combine to undermine U.S. efforts at primacy.

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Prague’s Terrorist Perils

Prague’s Terrorist Perils

In late August, Martin Konvicka, a Czech anti-immigrant nationalist planned and staged a fake ISIS assault in the middle Prague’s Old Town Square.

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Arab Spring Aftermath: Libya

Arab Spring Aftermath: Libya

The fall of Gaddafi destroyed the fragile post-colonial state which his iron-fisted rule had held together.

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Can Democratic Values Survive?

Can Democratic Values Survive?

Does economic development lead to democracy? This question has been at the center of the debate among modernization theorists in the past decades.

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Bringing Life to the Dead Sea

Bringing Life to the Dead Sea

Water can be an economic win-win agent and a ‘lubricant of peace,’ especially when basins transcend jurisdictional boundaries

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What We Get Wrong about Climate Change Solutions

What We Get Wrong about Climate Change Solutions

Politics matter. Climate change policies, such as carbon levies and emissions trading, need to reflect political conditions on the ground.

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The Fall of North Korea: A Wikistrat Crowdsourced Simulation

The Fall of North Korea: A Wikistrat Crowdsourced Simulation

Drawing from the opinions of 70 analysts, the simulation “gamed out” the various pathways to collapse and the response of major actors in the region.

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