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Vladimir Putin

You can’t win them all. After Vladimir Putin’s successful intervention in the U.S. election last year—successful in the sense that he helped to elect Donald...
middle east

It’s one of the ironies of Middle Eastern studies and Western media that the Israel-Palestinian conflict tends to get outsize coverage in comparison to so...
Iran

Regardless of how the Obama administration described their nuclear deal with Iran, it increasingly looks like history will judge the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...
turkey

Since last year’s abortive coup attempt in Turkey, the Turkish government has unleashed a massive crackdown on followers of Fethullah Gülen, an exiled theologian who...
France

Every major economic upheaval produces a corresponding political upheaval. The First Industrial Revolution, beginning in the late 18th century, challenged absolute monarchies and set up a...
Aya Hijazi

Both President Donald Trump’s supporters and detractors credit his approach with helping to win the release of Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi, an NGO worker imprisoned in...
nikki haley

Noah noted that President Trump abandoned the “freedom agenda,” most recently by calling to congratulate Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on winning a rigged referendum that will shred...
carriers

Just when the Trump administration was starting to get some positive reviews for the cruise missile strike on Syria, the president’s endorsement of NATO, and...
Turkey

The occasion of an American president congratulating Turkey’s Islamist autocrat on a plebiscite that failed to meet international election standards and that yielded to him near...
North Korea

So the weekend ended without the outbreak of Korean War II. That really shouldn’t be a cause for much surprise, but it was easy to...
venezuela

The increasingly dystopian, socialist-led nation of Venezuela is again on fire. Rocked by social unrest that is being met with a violent response from police...
iran

Every four years, it’s déjà vu all over again. Pundits, the press, and Iran-watchers indulge in horserace analysis of the Iranian presidential race. Will incumbent...