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Macron’s Security Ambitions and Russia

George Tzogopoulos French President Emmanuel Macron has his own vision about geopolitics and wants the EU to actively take part in the ongoing debate about international security and forge closer ties with Russia. Whether France can lead the EU to act autonomously remains to be seen in the …

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The Answer to the Global Economic Recovery? Free Trade

Puru P. Trivedi The United States is facing the worst economic crisis in our lifetime. So far, we have taken major steps to ‘band-aid’ the most urgent and short-term financial struggles with stimulus relief packages, enhanced unemployment and trillions of dollars deployed to aid both small business and …

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Chinese Economic Policy Strategy after the Global Financial Crisis: A pseudo Bretton Woods in the Making?

Dr.Bahtiyar Mehmed China adopted economic policies in regards to the crisis with internal as well as external implications. The external aspects which this study is focusing on include new policy drives and visions that are unprecedented in history adopted by a Chinese government. From the present research it …

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The new Libyan crisis and Turkey’s presence in Tripolitania

Giancarlo Elia Valori It seemed that the Mediterranean region had been forgotten during the Cold War, where instead the Limes from Szczecin to Trieste was central – and it was a technical mistake – two cities that Churchill mentioned in his famous speech on the “Iron Curtain” of …

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Could a Massive Economic Turnaround Guarantee Trump’s Reelection?

Desmond Lachman Lenin famously observed that there are decades when nothing happens and then there are weeks when decades happen. Since the coronavirus pandemic struck early this year, we now seem to be living in such tumultuous weeks. In this new world of rapid change, and with five …

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The True Danger of Withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty

The demise of Open Skies bodes ill for the New START agreement, which caps the number of strategic nuclear weapons Washington and Moscow can deploy at 1,550. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty is unfortunate but hardly surprising. In the months prior to …

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Eyewitness Report: American Carnage Comes to Washington

TNI editor Jacob Heilbrunn investigates the aftermath of looting and rioting in Washington, DC. Last evening, as I strolled through my neighborhood in Friendship Heights, I stumbled onto several gangs that were intent on trashing businesses along Friendship Heights. I had enough sense to avoid continuing on to …

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Major challenges facing the inclusive government in Afghanistan

Farzad Ramezani Bonesh Senior Researcher and Analyst of International Affairs Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, have finally signed a political agreement to form an inclusive government after months of disagreement over the outcome of the 2019 presidential election. The agreement was signed in …

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