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The geopolitics of energy

Something is amiss in the recent flare up between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The two have, of course tangled before but the skirmishes which began on July 12 and have continued off and on since mark a departure from the usual tensions over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Our chief political scientist suggests an answer to what is...

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Can the U.S. save the Uighurs?

Tensions between the U.S. and China are rapidly intensifying. With the coronavirus pandemic ravaging America’s south and west, President Donald Trump is turning to his favorite pastime – scapegoating – to distract from his government’s failures. After months of trying to lay blame for the spread of the virus at China’s doorstep, Trump has now...

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When means and ends don’t meet

It’s a dizzying geopolitical landscape: Relations with Russia are deteriorating but relations with the U.S. appear to be on the mend. A few short months ago it was the reverse – it seemed like the Russians were Turkey’s friend and the Americans its enemy. Globally, geopolitical seas are roiling and while it sometimes seems like...

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Who is better for Turkey: Trump or Biden?

For Donald Trump, the past couple of weeks have proven a statistical nightmare. By virtually every measure, he is destined to lose the presidential election scheduled for November. In Turkey, the dire projections have elicited some handwringing among those who believe losing Trump as an ally will hurt Turkey’s interests. They point to evidence from...

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Water: The next global crisis

One of the key lessons we’ve learned from the coronavirus pandemic is that the world is ill-prepared for persistent and slow-moving global crises. We do well with intense, momentary emergencies like an earthquake or a tsunami – we come together, mobilize resources and cooperate across continents. But crises that require sustained cooperation and planning lay...