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Protests rage around the world – but what comes next?

2019 Nov 03

Unrest is seemingly everywhere. We look at the some of the reasons for and responses to it in Hong Kong, Lebanon, Chile, Catalonia and Iraq

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When Knowledge is Powerless

2019 Oct 27

Measures against Arabs and Muslims mean they cannot share their insights on a region the West considers vital.

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Iran Is Losing the Middle East, Protests in Lebanon and Iraq Show

2019 Oct 26

Tehran may be good at winning influence, but it is bad at ruling after that.

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Syria: Winners and Losers

2019 Oct 22

In the week since Turkey launched its forces invading Syria in order to establish a buffer or (safe zone), a lot has happened...

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The Hooligan Spirit

2019 Oct 19

There are many reasons why even the oldest democracies, such as the US and the UK, are increasingly riven by tribal hatreds...

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Iraq Is Not Yet Lost, But If We Continue to Ignore It, It Soon Will Be

2019 Oct 19

Muddled governance, harsh crackdowns, and outside interference threaten to overturn the fragile freedom that Iraqis have won at great cost.

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Putin in the Gulf: Working with the Saudis on arms, oil and Syria

2019 Oct 16

Moscow and Riyadh agreed to disagree but it does not exclude their cooperation in areas of mutual interest

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Russia Will Not Allow Turkey to Attack Syria, Sends in Troops to Front Lines

2019 Oct 16

Russia has warned it would prevent Turkey from attacking Syrian troops after the U.S. withdrew from a looming clash between rival ...

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ISIS Is Gloating

2019 Oct 15

The best one could say about Americas abandonment of the Kurds is that they should have known we would sell them out eventually.

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The Coming AI Spring

2019 Oct 15

Artificial intelligence can generate tremendous value for us all, if policymakers and businesses act swiftly and smartly to capture its full benefits and mitigate the inevitable risks...

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Preventing Digital Feudalism

2019 Oct 14

By exploiting technologies that were originally developed by the public sector, digital platform companies have acquired a market position that allows them to extract massive....

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Democracy on a Knife-Edge

2019 Oct 13

The failure to protect minority rights is a readily understood consequence of the political logic behind the emergence of democracy.

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