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Shunning Egypt’s Al Sisi?

The West was not only happy to flirt with Mubarak. It is also still in bed with plenty of bad guys.

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TTIP: Yes or No? – A Brief Checklist

Plenty of reasons why Europeans should be very wary to conclude this trade deal with the US.

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TTIP: Why the Rush?

Reflections on the negotiating style of the United States.

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The Continuing Syrian Tragedy

Continuing violence in Syria is the most severe indictment of the international community’s ability to provide for peace and security.

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The U.S.-Syria Scandal: Supporting Sectarian War

Senior Obama administration officials were aware from 2012 that a war to overthrow Assad would inevitably become a sectarian bloodbath.

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Creating Frankenstein: The Saudi Export of Ultra-Conservatism

The monster that Saudi Arabia created may come to haunt itself — at home.

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Why the United States and the West Can’t Win With Turkey

Examining the perfectly closed loops of circular Islamist thinking.

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Will Germans Turn Sour on Turkey-Russia Deal?

Trade flows in agricultural products and the high-stakes games of international sanctions.

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Merkel and Turkey: Six Fundamental Errors

Does Germany’s Chancellor really not understand the cynical ways in which Turkey’s President plays her? Is it naiveté – or appeasement?

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From Trump to Erdogan: The Rise of the “Identitarians”

Supporters of identity politics feel safer by shutting doors to the rest of the world. Who pays the price? How did elites contribute to it all?

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