Rwanda’s Kagame dilemma

The president is congratulated by other countries for his excellent administration and showered with foreign aid, while his opponents and critics keep being killed.

Putin's game of chicken

Italy needs EU’s help to rescue seafaring migrants

The country's EU partners seem quite content to leave Italy to bear the burden itself.

Italy needs EU’s help to rescue seafaring migrants

The country's EU partners seem quite content to leave Italy to bear the burden itself.

Israel, Hamas restart the dance of death

In terms of domestic politics, both sides have already accomplished what they came for—but since neither can acknowledge publicly that that’s all the war was really about, they end up raising wholly unrealistic demands at the ceasefire talks. And the war continues.

United States of Tatooine: A planet-namer's paradise

Is Xinjiang China’s Chechnya?

Islamic separatist insurgency is rising, with the authorities grasping for a solution.

New strategic realities in the Middle East

The whole environment has changed. This may require new policies and even new allies.

The legacy of the First World War

Before 1914, war was a normal political event. Afterwards, it was something to be avoided.

How ebola reveals the economics of infection

Even in this emergency, it’s public money, not Big Pharma, that is funding the research.

  
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