Syria’s announcement of its first COVID-19 case highlights the public health threat posed by war zones that produce millions of refugees and displaced persons.
Chinese purchases of Iranian oil raise tantalizing questions.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is showing traits which Iraq’s Saddam Hussein had previously put on display.
There are signs of the beginning of a reset in German relations with Russia. But serious impediments to a pragmatic relationship remain.
Russia is indeed at war with the Western alliance, one that it has unilaterally unleashed.
Contagion from the Turkish crisis to other emerging markets is not widespread.
What the Erdogan government must do if it wants to avoid a “cold Turkey” economic shock.
A deep Turkish recession could lead to more migrants leaving Turkey for the EU. Currently more than three million Syrian refugees are living in Turkey.
Additional designations of Erdogan’s cronies would hurt the Turkish strongman’s warchest.