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Snap Judgments on Snap Elections in the UK


April 18, 2017 · Ronald J. Granieri

As Europe digests the results of last Sunday’s referendum in Turkey and prepares for this weekend’s first round of presidential elections in France, Prime Minister Theresa May of the ...

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President Trump on NATO—Never Mind?


April 14, 2017 · Ronald J. Granieri

While watching President Trump’s April 12 press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, I was reminded of a famous quotation often (thought probably erroneously) attributed to Mark Twain: ...

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Meet the New Boss – Same as the Old Boss: Still Unchained in Ankara


April 12, 2017 · Richard Kraemer

I recently returned from Istanbul, traveling there so that I could get a read on the upcoming April 16 constitutional referendum that could change the foundations of Turkey’s political ...

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Can We Break the “Cycle of Horror” over Syria?


April 10, 2017 · Benedetta Berti

Recent reports of a sarin gas attack against the Syrian civilian population in the rebel-held province of Idlib has the world, rightfully, horrified. With political leaders around the world ...

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How Can the West Combat the Global Democratic Recession?


April 7, 2017 · Maia Otarashvili

Earlier this month, Freedom House released its annual “Nations in Transit” (NIT) report, which painted a disheartening picture for democracy in Eurasia. “Populists’ stunning electoral victories in Europe ...

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