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Donald Trump’s Arabian Nights

Donald Trump’s Arabian Nights

From the moment he arrived in Riyadh, the Saudis astutely sized up Trump and gave him a welcome tailor-made to appeal to his ego and self-perception.

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US Intel Officials: Comey Was ‘One Of The Most Loved Leaders’

US Intel Officials: Comey Was ‘One Of The Most Loved Leaders’

Senior US intelligence officials reacted with dismay after learning moments before taking the stage at a speaking event in New York that director of the FBI James Comey had been fired.

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Soft Power: Russian and American University Students Find Common Ground

Soft Power: Russian and American University Students Find Common Ground

While U.S.-Russia relations remain uncertain, students at the Volgograd Institute of Management engaged their American counterparts in some diplomatic bridge-building.

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May 3rd: World Press Freedom Day

May 3rd: World Press Freedom Day

According to the UNESCO, 827 journalists lost their lives while on duty over the last decade, and 8% of these cases remain unresolved.

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Isolationism and its Consequences for Conflict Prevention

Isolationism and its Consequences for Conflict Prevention

Could Trump’s “America First” isolationism, professed during his electoral campaign, decrease the U.S.’ role in the world, and ultimately its security?

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Trump’s Pivot from Isolationism to Interventionism?

Trump’s Pivot from Isolationism to Interventionism?

Trump's interventionism while staying the course on his approach to immigrants and refugees reveals the fundamental incoherence of his worldview.

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Death by a Thousand Cuts (and Tweets): The Impending Train Wreck of U.S. Foreign Policy

Death by a Thousand Cuts (and Tweets): The Impending Train Wreck of U.S. Foreign Policy

If the "America First" myopic vision becomes reality, the U.S.’ place in the world will become a lonely, isolated one, its security and well-being fundamentally jeopardized.

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Diplomacy As A Budget Friendly Program?

Diplomacy As A Budget Friendly Program?

Trump's proposed budget cuts 28% from the State Department’s funding, reducing foreign aid and de-funding a range of programs.

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What does the National Intelligence Council think of Russia?

What does the National Intelligence Council think of Russia?

Considering the prospects for Eurasia, it concludes that “Russia’s aggressive foreign policy will be a source of considerable volatility in the next five years.”

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Delegitimizing America?

Delegitimizing America?

The immigration fiasco, based on the President's executive order, was the next stage of delegitimizing the American political process itself.

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For China and Russia, U.S. Unorthodoxy Is No Substitute For Trust

For China and Russia, U.S. Unorthodoxy Is No Substitute For Trust

The new U.S. administration's unorthodox diplomacy will run up against the U.S.' own national security establishment, as well as those of China and Russia.

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On the South China Sea, Tillerson Suggests Going All In on a Losing Hand

On the South China Sea, Tillerson Suggests Going All In on a Losing Hand

What makes Tillerson's bellicosity even more absurd is that the U.S. position in the South China Sea has never been weaker.

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A Take on American Nationalism

A Take on American Nationalism

Trump’s election signals a “Jacksonian protest” of nativist sentiment and mistrust of elites—rejecting the liberal order that has kept peace and prosperity.

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Beijing’s Development Bank Gains Momentum

Beijing’s Development Bank Gains Momentum

Despite U.S. objections and concerns, China’s $100 billion initiative seems determined in its quest for respectability and prominence.

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How Trump will Impact the Indian and Chinese Geopolitical Chessboard?

How Trump will Impact the Indian and Chinese Geopolitical Chessboard?

If Trump wants to take his China policy to its logical conclusion, he should capitalize on and galvanize strategic ties with India.

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