August 17, 2017

Meet Theresa May, Britain’s New Prime Minister

Theresa May. (Photo by Policy Exchange, Creative Commons License)

After the party leadership contest came to an abrupt end, the home secretary is to become the country's second woman leader. Read More »

Five Takeaways from the Spanish Election

Bittersweet result of the coalition led by Pablo Iglesias in elections in Spain. (Photo Adolfo Lujan, Creative Commons License)

The 2016 vote may have been a disappointment to Spain's insurgent progressives. But they've proven they're here to stay. Read More »

Brexit: Europe’s New Nationalism is Here to Stay

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The UK may be the first country to leave the EU but it may not be the last. All across the continent, euro skepticism is offering a new outlet for old feelings. Read More »

Kyrgyzstan’s Self-Defeating Conflict With Moderate Islam

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The state’s clash with a well-respected Muslim leader will only encourage true radicalization in the country. Read More »

US-China Maritime Disputes: Too Close for Comfort

Sunset on the South China Sea. (Photo by Times Asi, Creative Commons License)

Tensions are ratcheting up between China and the United States over maritime boundaries in Asia. Read More »

A Failed State in Latin America?

Sunrise on Vereda del Lago and Eagle Austin Ship in Maracaibo lake, Venezuela. (Photyo by Wilfredorrh, Creative Commons License)

There's still hope for the "pink tide" that swept aside Latin America's right-wing dictators. But in Venezuela, Chavismo is on its last legs. Read More »

A Very Brazilian Coup

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Brazil's elites can't win an election, but they can engineer an impeachment. Read More »

Israel, Saudi Arabia New Middle East’s Strange Bedfellows

Former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki bin Faisal and retired Israeli Major General Yaakov Amidror together at a Washington event hosted by The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. (Photo: Youtube/FPIF)

Israel and Saudi Arabia are burying the hatchet. For at least 10 reasons, that's not such a good idea. Read More »

Japan Courts Russia at Sochi Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Sochi. (Photo via video stream)

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to travel to Russia in spite of US warnings, and to propose a new level of economic cooperation, may prove to be an important step in pursuing a stronger long-term relationship with Russia. Read More »

What’s Behind Russia’s Rapprochement With Pakistan?

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (Photo via  Russian Presidential Press and Information Office)

What does the Kremlin’s emphasis on Pakistan say about the state of Russia-India ties? Read More »