Monday, July 6, 2015
  1. Syria’s Final Countdown

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    Syria’s Final Countdown

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     examines the response by the actors in the Syrian war to Assad's increasingly likely defeat.

    Syrian fighter in Damscus Amer Almohipany/ZumaPress

    A series of crucial defeats has laid to rest any illusions that the Syrian government is in control of its country. As it becomes clear that Bashar al-Assad is losing the war, world powers and regional players need to start thinking about its aftermath. READ MORE

  2. Putin Made Simple

    Georgy Satarov

    Putin Made Simple

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     examines the worldview that has arrested Russia’s modernization process.

    Vladimir Putin Jia Yuchen/ZumaPress

    Three weeks before Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first election victory, in March 2000, his campaign released a book, based on 24 hours of interviews with three journalists. The book revealed a key belief that would underlie Putin’s leadership style: Simplicity can and must be imposed on a complex world. READ MORE

  3. The EU’s Turkish Opening

    Javier Solana

    The EU’s Turkish Opening

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     underscores the bilateral relationship’s importance in addressing the Middle East’s crises.

    Istanbul MacPepper/Flickr

    Turkey’s recent general election, in which voters handed the ruling Justice and Development Party its worst result in more than a decade, sent a powerful message: Turkish democracy remains intact. The EU should use this opportunity to renew its relationship with the country and address shared concerns – especially in the Middle East. READ MORE

  4. Why Latin America’s Center is Holding

    Andrés Velasco
  5. Shinzo Abe’s Pivot To Asia

    Bill Emmott

    Shinzo Abe’s Pivot To Asia

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     advises Japan’s prime minister not to allow history to get in the way of regional stability.

    Japan Korea China flags Futureatlas.com/Flickr

    This August, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will give a major speech to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The occasion will a momentous opportunity either to accelerate the process of rapprochement in East Asia or bring it to a halt. READ MORE

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