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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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The UN Post-2015: Great Decisions Spring Updates

The UN Post-2015: Great Decisions Spring Updates

With Ban Ki-Moon’s term as the United Nations Secretary-General ending this year, many candidates have been put forward to replace him.

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The Fall of ISIS Begins with Mosul

The Fall of ISIS Begins with Mosul

Taking back Mosul would be a key victory for the Iraqi Army and coalition forces and a disastrous defeat for the Islamic State.

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NATO Back on Dual-Track?

NATO Back on Dual-Track?

NATO should strengthen both aspects of this renewed dual-track policy—responding to the security needs of its most exposed members, while at the same time advocating dialogue and transparency to diffuse tension in their relations with Russia.

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The Collapse of Chavez’s Venezuela

The Collapse of Chavez’s Venezuela

Problems for Venezuela and its president Nicolas Maduro continue to mount as the country heads inexorably towards its collapse.

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The Future of Kurdistan: Great Decisions Spring Updates

The Future of Kurdistan: Great Decisions Spring Updates

The Kurds are often hailed as the West’s most reliable partner in the fight against the Islamic State. At the same time, they have taken advantage of the chaos in the region to get closer to achieving their dream of statehood.

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The Rise of ISIS: Great Decisions Spring Updates

The Rise of ISIS: Great Decisions Spring Updates

ISIS’s increased activity abroad is a sign of weakness rather than strength: the group has lost around 20% of its territory in Syria and over 40% in Iraq since its peak expansion in August 2014.

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Parallel Diplomacy in Conflict Resolution: Hope for a Safer World

Parallel Diplomacy in Conflict Resolution: Hope for a Safer World

Where governments are unable or unwilling to venture, at least publicly, for fear of losing credibility with their electorates or their allies, parallel diplomacy can offer a way forward.

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Palmyra and the Battle over History

Palmyra and the Battle over History

The ancient city of Palmyra has been the stage for mass executions, the destruction of cultural heritage, battles between ISIS and Syrian government forces, and now in an absurd turn of events, a concert put on by Russia’s Mariinsky Theater Orchestra.

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