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Cleaning Up the Olympics?

On efforts to disentangle the incestuous and seemingly inseparable relationship between sports and politics.

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Yemen: How Europe Kowtows to America

European leaders either follow obediently in America’s wake or hold their tongues.

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The BRICS Turn Against Pakistan

Pakistan’s hopes to resist mounting U.S. anti-terrorism pressure by aligning itself closer with China and Russia may be disappearing fast.

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Europe’s Growth Rate in Offshore Wind Must Triple to Reach Paris Goals

To meet the goal agreed at the Paris climate change conference in December 2015, Europe will need a fully decarbonized electricity supply by 2045.

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North Korea on the Table

Dissecting Donald Trump’s mental gymnastics on dealing with pesky dictator Kim Jong-un.

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Turkey Cozying Up to Russia and Iran

What does history teach us about the real prospects of closer Turkish relations with Russia and Iran?

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Vietnam: Memories Are Made of This – Or Maybe Not

A review of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s fascinating new book.

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Gulf Media Wars: No Winners, Only Losers

Feuding Gulf States have poured millions of dollars into media campaigns which twist the truth to serve rival narratives.

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China’s Strategic Caution

China has established a seven-decade-long record of strategic caution and a preference for diplomatic and paramilitary rather than military solutions to national security problems.

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A Visit to the Brexit World

Mrs. May, tell us exactly what sort of deal you want with the EU customs union?

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