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Italy and the Consequences of the “No” Vote

Italy and the Consequences of the “No” Vote

Italy voted “No” to the national referendum on December 4th resulting in important economic and political consequences for the nation and the European Union.

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Media Storm Resurrects Discredited Claims about Iranian Resistance Group

Media Storm Resurrects Discredited Claims about Iranian Resistance Group

As President-elect Trump picks his Secretary of State, discredited claims about an Iranian resistance group—the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK)—resurface.

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Forecasting Unconventional Elections: What Can Be Done?

Forecasting Unconventional Elections: What Can Be Done?

The polling industry must be strengthened, not discredited. It remains crucial in an era in which markets are hypersensitive to political outcomes.

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New Debate on Wahhabism Threatens Saudi Arabia

New Debate on Wahhabism Threatens Saudi Arabia

A little-reported debate over the future of a strain of Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi creed could be a tipping point that destabilizes the whole country.

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Six Events that Will Shape Europe in the Next 9 Months

Six Events that Will Shape Europe in the Next 9 Months

Europe faces a string of political and financial events that may lead to further instability in a region already battered by the effects of multiple crises.

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The Strategy Behind Single-Assailant Terrorist Attacks

The Strategy Behind Single-Assailant Terrorist Attacks

The recent surge of “lone-wolf” operations, is part of ISIS’ strategy to create a climate of insecurity and portray itself as wide-reaching.

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Turkish Foreign Policy After the Military Coup

Turkish Foreign Policy After the Military Coup

Immediate speculation following the coup attempt says that Turkey is likely to move further away from the West. But Ankara has deep ties with Europe and is an important member of NATO.

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String of Attacks Increases Risk of Anti-Refugee Sentiments in Germany

String of Attacks Increases Risk of Anti-Refugee Sentiments in Germany

The latest string of violence increases risk of anti-migrant feelings and political tensions as Merkel is weakened by the refugee crisis.

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The Wider Implications of ISIS’ Istanbul Bombing

The Wider Implications of ISIS’ Istanbul Bombing

The recent attack on the Istanbul Ataturk airport by ISIS will only exacerbate Turkey’s serious tourism and economic woes.

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Whose Foot Will Drop in Oman?

Whose Foot Will Drop in Oman?

From an impoverished land into a prosperous nation with military agreements with the U.S. and the UK, Oman’s progress may come crashing to a halt.

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The Receding of the Pink Tide in Latin America

The Receding of the Pink Tide in Latin America

Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador. The populist left-wing parties are rapidly losing ground in Latin America, but is it good news?

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The Warsaw Summit and the Future of NATO-Russia Relations

The Warsaw Summit and the Future of NATO-Russia Relations

At a gathering of NATO’s defense ministers, it was announced that nearly 4,000 troops forming four battalions would be stationed in the Baltics and Poland.

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The Security Implications of Brexit

The Security Implications of Brexit

A British vote to leave the EU on 23 June would have grave implications for the security of the UK, Europe, and NATO as a whole.

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Mauricio Macri: A Reformer in the Making

Mauricio Macri: A Reformer in the Making

Macri’s willingness to implement necessary economic reforms will allow him to reposition Argentina more competitively in the global economy.

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Korean Choices – Great Decisions Spring Updates

Korean Choices – Great Decisions Spring Updates

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been negotiating with China and Iran in order to gain an advantage in future talks with Kim Jong-un’s regime.

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