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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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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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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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President Magufuli: Stop That Dam

If construction of Stiegler’s Gorge Dam in Tanzania goes ahead, it would squander the nation’s tremendous natural endowment and its finances for years to come.

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Canada Vs. China: The Huawei-Meng Crisis and Diplomacy-Free Statecraft

The Meng Wanzhou affair has profound implications for diplomacy everywhere.

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Venezuela: A Rare Case of Turkish-Greek Harmony

Why is Greece supporting a dictatorship in Venezuela that is as bad as the Colonels’ Junta that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974?

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Turkey’s Erdogan Rushes to Maduro’s Defense

Turkey’s President is eager to stand side-by-side with Russia, China, and Iran in Venezuela.

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Time to Dump Netanyahu

Can the leaders of Israel’s political parties for once put the national interest above their party and their lust for power?

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Trump’s New Year’s Gift to Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan

Trump’s decision to withdraw forces from Syria and Afghanistan points only to his abdication of the US’ moral responsibility.

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