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US/Middle East: Power Politics or Amateur Hour?

Assessing the interests and weaknesses of the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran in the Middle East.

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The Black Box of Executive Compensation

German companies need to do much more to live up to the transparency standards required by democracy in the age of globalization.

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India’s 2017 Election Shocker

What’s behind Modi’s (and the BJP’s) unexpectedly big wins in key Indian state elections?

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Walking a Tightrope: China Maneuvers Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

The Saudi royals hope to turn China away from Iran during a state visit.

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China Vs. the Koreas: Food’n’Nukes

Unpacking the THAAD-Lotte-North Korea-China controversy.

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Erdogan: Sultan of an Illusionary Ottoman Empire

Turkey has no chance to become as powerful and influential as the Ottoman Empire was during its heyday. And it’s all Erdogan’s fault.

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(Non-) Nuclear Trump: The Ahmadinejad of the West?

Just who is copying whom?

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Duterte Is Getting More Desperate

More fumbles from the new Philippines president, who now picks on a distinguished woman senator to distract from himself.

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The Booming Global Arms Trade

Remember the “peace dividend”? The world, it seems, can never have enough weapons.

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Fake News: Trump and Netanyahu

We need fact-checkers now, more than ever. But are they a real deterrence to politicians who lie?

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