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Xi: It Man in China

by Thomas J. Shattuck The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) opened its 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) on March 5, 2018, …

Putin’s Succession Conundrum

by Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Erica Frantz On Sunday 18 March, Vladimir Putin was elected to his second consecutive term as Russia’s …

Russian Spy Saga

  by Yasmine El-Geressi Ever since the story of the poisoning of retired Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, broke on …

The Key to Making Peace in Africa

by George Clooney, John Prendergast In December 2013, competing factions of South Sudan’s ruling party plunged the country into a …

Is a Trade War the Only Option?

by Daniel Rosen President Donald Trump’s forays into trade war statecraft—his embrace of steel and aluminum tariffs, and his soon to …