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Attacks on Academics: East Europe, Russia and Turkey

Limiting academic freedom is a threat to democracy itself. EU leaders must unite and stand up to this troubling trend.

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Turkey and the United States: At Loggerheads

Unlike Trump, Erdogan does know what he wants – but, like Trump, he can’t get there.

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Pakistan Vs. China’s Grand Designs

The Muslim nation stands in the way of China’s “One Belt, One Road” dubbed plan for Chinese dominance and authoritarianism.

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Bye Bye G7… Hello to The Seven Bastards

Donald Trump’s musings upon leaving Sicily after the G7 summit.

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Merkel and Macron: The New “2 M’s” Power Couple

With a new French President at her side, Merkel feels invigorated again. She even feels a sense of destiny regarding Europe.

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Europe Vs. US: Toward More (Im)Perfect Unions?

Macron’s victory really is a positive signal for the European Union’s future — especially viewed in context against the American union.

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From Trump to Brexit: Bipolar Nature of Modern Politics

Populists movements will continue to win elections because there is something profoundly wrong with modern capitalism.

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The Macron Effect: Can France Overtake Germany Again?

It’s not a foregone conclusion that Germany always has the upper hand economically over France.

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Trump to Germany: Pay Up!

The U.S. President reflects on why Germans must be made to pay for all the wrongs they inflicted on the United States.

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Trump’s Meddling in Asia

U.S. pressure on China to “do something” about North Korea results from the Trump team’s lack of regional knowledge.

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