German Politics: The SPD’s Turn to Make Noise

A slew of policy proposals by the SPD highlight the risk of an end of Germany’s grand coalition before the next election in 2021.

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Pakistan: Caught in Saudi-Chinese Crosshairs

Suicide attack in Iran frames visit to Pakistan by Saudi crown prince.

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Britain’s Gunboat Diplomacy in the South China Sea

Sending its new aircraft carrier to the South China Sea is another desperate attempt by the former power to punch above its weight class.

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Done with Trump’s Socialism

Trumpism may be closer to Soviet communism than you think.

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North Macedonia: Progress in the Age of Nationalism

Why the prime ministers of Greece and Northern Macedonia may be on the road toward receiving the Nobel Prize for Peace.

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The Taliban and the US: Accepting the Inevitable

It took the deaths of 2,300 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of Afghans to reach the agreement to end the longest war in U.S. history.

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UK: Saving the Nation from Itself by Royal Veto Power

A monarch with the temperament and selflessness of Queen Anne could save Britain from its own insanity.

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The Four Layers of Trump Disapproval

In the U.S., there is no one left who has not formed an opinion on Donald Trump. That’s a problem for Republicans in 2020.

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Trump’s Wall and Israel’s Wall: Unpleasant Parallels and Consequences

America’s border wall with Mexico is meant to keep illegal immigrants, crime and drugs out. It will only succeed in keeping Americans in.

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Schiff Against Trump: Let the Congressional Investigations Begin

President Trump dismisses Adam Schiff as a political hack pursuing the politics of revenge. But he may find him to be his worst nightmare.

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