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    The Trump–Russia connection

    Investigations into possible coordination between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia in the run-up to the 2016 US election continue. If even some of the accusations prove true, they will produce the biggest White House scandal since the Iran-contra affair of 1985–87, in an inexperienced administration already beset by infighting.

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    Turkey approves constitutional amendment

    The vote to approve amendments to the Turkish constitution is likely to result in increased human security concerns within Turkey’s borders, a recalibration of its relationship with the European Union, and a strengthened narrative to knuckle down on Kurdish insurgency, argues Emma Champion.

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    Missile strikes will not bring peace to Syria

    The United States' Tomahawk cruise-missile strikes on the Syrian regime's Shayrat Air Base in retaliation for the regime's sarin attack are unlikely to advance peace in Syria, argues the latest Strategic Comment.

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    The Emperor vs the Adults

    Donald Trump and Wilhelm II

    In the April–May issue of Survival, François Heisbourg draws an analogy between the current US president and Kaiser Wilhelm II.


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