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The Revisionists

China and Russia argue that the West would be hypocritical not to grant them their “spheres of influence.” Here’s why they’re wrong.

Podcast

Dov Zakheim says Chuck Hagel was this administration’s “sacrificial lamb,” and argues Obama’s foreign policy agenda has been handled “very poorly.”

Erdogan Rising

The Turkish President’s critique of a recent court ruling reveals his authoritarian streak.

Pyramid Power

Tourism is making a recovery in Egypt, bolstering the Arab world’s third largest economy. But the return to normalcy is threatened by the growing risk of renewed political instability.

The Francis Era

Several recent stories show Pope Francis pursuing a reform agenda that is more nuanced, and more in continuity with the work of his predecessors, than many realize.

Crude Economics

Russia’s finance minister said that the combination of sanctions and falling oil prices will cost Moscow up to $140 billion a year. Of that, oil prices are by far the bigger factor.

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