Recent events in Turkey and Ukraine have exposed serious miscalculations in the West’s handling of Russia.
While desertions have contributed to the emergence of an armed rebellion since early fall 2011, they have failed to critically weaken the Syrian regime’s army.
The Algerian government must strike a balance between reviving the tolerant spirit of religious traditions and exercising caution in overhauling traditional religious institutions.
Given the array of external and internal constraints on the government, further enhanced by recent election defeats, the Modi government is unlikely to deviate from its gradualist path toward reform.
With American political discourse these days, the prospects for escaping the "Clash of Civilizations" narrative have never looked more dismal.
The Iranian nuclear agreement presents an opportunity to take a first step toward creating a new security order in the Gulf, one that could improve relations between Iran and the Gulf Arab states and facilitate a lessening of the U.S. military commitment.
While confronting the self-proclaimed Islamic State may be a necessary step to eradicate it, this may be exactly what the group is hoping for.
The Iran deal will be implemented by all the parties because they have more to gain than to lose in doing so.
The attacks in Paris may have shocked the international community, but the French government appears quite alone in its fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
The unfolding economic rivalry between China and Japan is great news for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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