The Dirty War on Syria: No Popular Uprising

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By Tim Anderson The world has been deceived over the conflict in Syria. It was always a ‘regime change’ dirty war and never a popular...

A Disunited United States: What the 2016 Election Says About America

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By Leonard Steinhorn The 2016 election may be focused on the rise of Donald Trump, but the Trump candidacy is possible only because America is...

The Keys to the White House: Forecast for 2016

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By Allan J. Lichtman The Keys to the White House, a prediction system that correctly forecasted the outcomes of all eight presidential elections since 1984...

America’s Never-Ending War in the Middle East

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett While President Obama continues – at least for now – to resist redeploying large numbers of U.S. soldiers...

The New Scramble for Africa

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By Pádraig Carmody Something has certainly changed in the intervening years in Africa, and in its relations with the outside world, even if excessive pessimism...

Putin’s Russia: An Exemplary Case of Hyper-Extractive State

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By Alexander Etkind Due to Russia’s geographic scale and military might, it amplifies typical problems of many petrostates from Venezuela to Nigeria to Iran....

Refugees and Refugee Crises: Some Historical Reflections

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By Peter Gatrell The current Syrian refugee crisis provides an opportunity to look beyond the headlines and to locate it in a broader historical context....

Can Think Tanks Influence Public Opinion and Improve Policy?

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By Andrew Selee Think tanks have sprung up throughout the world, trying to generate ideas and analysis that can be useful in public debate and...

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.

Duterte’s Global Impact

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From the Editors On 1st July 2016, Rodrigo Duterte will begin his term as the President of the Republic of the Philippines. Mr Duterte has formidable...

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