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Warming to Russia

Even as Western sanctions are often said to work on Russia, Russian sanctions on Europe are proving to be even more effective.

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Turkey on the brink

While Erdogan gives the impression of heroically defeating a coup attempt, the underlying political differences have become harder to resolve and remain a growing problem.

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Now, a ‘Brivot’ to Asia?

Instead of being the end of the good old EU days, Brexit may just be the beginning of Britain’s new productive relations in Asia.

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The evolution continues

Britain’s exit from the EU is not just a singular event, but part of a continuous evolution of the European continent and its outlying islands.

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Back to classic terror

The Islamic State terrorist group may finally be losing ground in a historic fight, but it could just be re-emerging in another form.

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When failure is assured

Despite claims of inclusion and democratic openness, the G7 is another elite club approaching global problems in its own exclusive, fantasy way.

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Now the real test begins

FROM almost nowhere, a dark horse candidate sweeps past his fancied political rivals to surge towards the coveted national leadership.

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Misunderstanding Trump

A key aspect of his winning chances, and his rivals’ declining hopes, is his opponents’ inability to understand his strengths – which is their continuing weakness.

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Resolve these anxieties

FROM October 2011, senior US officials launched a “pivot” to the East Asia and Pacific maritime region.

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More seeming reforms

Whenever Myanmar lurches towards a promise of change, the realities suggest otherwise – and the latest flurry of seeming change seems hardly any different.

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Building solid ties on land

At least as important as the disputes over East Asian waters are the blossoming relations and plans on mainland Europe and Asia.

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Mutual threats won’t do

Despite their many differences, China and the US are also very much alike – and it’s no help to all other countries.

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