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Global Politics and Strategy
By Hal Brands
President Donald Trump is taking aim at many of the core ideas and practices that have made the United States such an effective global leader.
By Morena Skalamera
Although Russia can no longer exercise hegemonic power or demand exclusive rights of engagement, it is still the preponderant regional player in Central Asia.
By Jeffrey Lewis and Bruno Tertrais
Whether or not American policy after the 2013 Syrian chemical-weapons attack was wise, its execution was bungled, causing unnecessary harm to the US–France relationship.
Also featuring Richard G. Whitman, Alex Grigsby, Elizabeth Pond and John L. Harper.
North Korea’s latest ballistic-missile test shows that diplomacy wasn't given a chance, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.
War involving North Korea is a 50/50 proposition over the next year, says Mark Fitzpatrick.
The credibility of the Islamic State may be undermined, but the security threat it poses should not be underestimated.
A decade after deadly election violence swept Kenya, another presidential vote has brought fresh unrest. Jonathan Stevenson says an improved voting...
By Ian Anthony
Losing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty could lead to destabilising changes in American, Russian and European forces and doctrines.
By Erik Jones
Leaders can harvest great rewards by appealing to narrow identities, but only at the expense of long-term stability.
By Nelly Lahoud
The Islamic State after the caliphate may yet inspire more and increasing violence.
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