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Failed Statebuilding versus Peace Formation: The Consequences and Implications over the Last 25 Years

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By Oliver P. Richmond Recent years have seen an abundance of foreign intervention to achieve peace and statebuilding.

An Unsettling New Normal for India-Pakistan Relations

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By Michael Kugelman and Vandana Seth In the coming months, all-out war between the two nuclear-armed rivals is unlikely. However, prolonged tensions are ensured while...

Will Improved US-Russia Relations Follow Trump’s Electoral Triumph? “Will Putin Become my New Best...

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By Stephen Lendman “I think I’d get along very well with Vladimir Putin. I just think so.” The greatest risk of a Hillary electoral triumph was...

The Delusions of Counterinsurgency

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By David Martin Jones and Michael L.R. Smith The theory and practice of counterinsurgency, ‘COIN’, preoccupied Western military thinking after 9/11. In the Political Impossibility...

From Deep Globalisation to the Risk of Deglobalisation: the Rise of Local-Contentism

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By Marcos Troyjo As the world transitions from ‘Deep Globalisation to Deglobalisation’, economic policies based on a ‘Doctrine of Local Content’ take center stage. As...

Can the West Get Out of Its (Self-Made) Cul-de-Sac?

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett In recent years, the limits on America’s ability to shape important outcomes in the Middle East unilaterally—or even...

Russia’s Red Line

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From the Editors The United States air force attacked the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops last month killing 62 soldiers. The attack continued for nearly...

Hong Kong – Pure Western Insanity

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By Peter Koenig The impunity with which the US aggresses Hong Kong is insane. Equally or more insane is western media coverage of what is...

The Rise of the Petroyuan and the Slow Erosion of Dollar Hegemony

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett For seventy years, one of the critical foundations of American power has been the dollar’s standing as the...

The Believers Are But A Single Brotherhood1: Political Islam In Post-Mubarak Egypt

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By Joseph Yackley The fall of Mubarak and the rise of political Islam illustrate the hidden power of social change. To understand how Egypt’s Islamists...

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