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The Black Sea Region as a Global Inflection Point

Long a crossroads between East and West, the Black Sea region today occupies a crucial geography from which the future security and prosperity of the transatlantic community will radiate. Russia’s unrelenting, unprovoked war against Ukraine has focused the world on the Black Sea. In the process, the world …

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What India Can Teach the U.S. About Multipolarity

Understanding power distribution in purely “zero-sum-game” terms is not the best approach to a multipolar world. The idea of an emerging multipolar world order has become a buzzword in the post-pandemic global geopolitical discourse. Politicians, strategic experts, diplomats, and business leaders from diverse backgrounds solemnly intone that multipolarity …

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Israel’s Path to Normalcy

Are Israel’s ties with the United States starting to resemble the relationship between the old political and economic elites and the Jewish community in Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? Political philosopher Hannah Arendt pointed out in her classic study of European anti-Semitism that it was …

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Resetting U.S. West Africa Policy

After a setback in Niger, the United States must forge more resilient alliances in Africa to secure long-term interests. The United States’ defense strategy in North and West Africa seldom gets the media attention it deserves. A recent decision by Niger’s ruling military junta to suspend its military …

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The Coming Arab Backlash

Marc Lynch Since Hamas’s October 7 attack on Israel, the Middle East has been rocked by mass protests. Egyptians have demonstrated in solidarity with Palestinians at great personal risk, and Iraqis, Moroccans, Tunisians, and Yemenis have taken to the streets in vast numbers. Meanwhile, Jordanians have broken long-standing …

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Donald Trump Looks Destined for Failure

Jacob Heibrunn All along Donald Trump’s fans have been alleging that this consummate showman would be able to manipulate the trial in New York for his own benefit. But the reverse may well happen Robert Kennedy, Jr. is looking like the Ross Perot of 2024. In 1992, Perot …

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Arab and Muslim leaders put limited influence and differences on display

James Dorsey It took Arab and Muslim leaders 35 days of war to call an ‘emergency’ meeting to discuss Israel’s assault on Gaza. Their limited ability to influence developments was on public display when they finally gathered this weekend in the Saudi capital Riyadh. So were the differences …

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The Power of Social Media: Shaping Political Discourse in the Digital Age

Politics and society are being impacted by social media more and more. Social media has been essential in organizing social movements, amplifying voices, and influencingpolitical discourse, from the Arab Spring revolutions to the Black Lives Matter movement. Social media, at its heart, signifies a profound change in how …

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The U.S. government against Israeli PM Netanyahu

The U.S. government has been funneling taxpayer money to the left-wing group bankrolling protests against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to Israeli funding documents  reviewed by the ‘Washington Free Beacon’ newspaper. The documents indicate that, “since 2020, Foggy Bottom (a historical neighborhood of Washington, D.C.) has sent …

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