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The Long Story of Kurz: ‘Austria You will be Macronized’

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Tracing the political rise of Austria’s Sebastian Kurz, the newest star of the European far-right.

US-Canada Softwood Dispute a Possible Own Goal for Washington

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New tariffs on Canadian softwood will only hurt consumers and further divert Canadian trade toward China and Europe.

Words Matter: Rhetoric and the Iran Nuclear Deal

Vladimir Putin had a meeting with Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei ahead of a summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum. khome, cc http://en.kremlin.ru

It’s not the decision to decertify that will doom the Iran nuclear deal, but the rhetoric that comes with it.

Can ASEAN Help End the Rohingya Crisis?

ASSK, cc Flickr Northern Ireland Office, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

ASEAN should seize the opportunity to de-escalate the Rohingya crisis. Isn’t that what the organization was created for?

Theresa May’s Gamble with the ECJ

EUCast, cc Flickr bob, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Brexit negotiations are now touching upon fundamental security questions to which Theresa May’s government has no real answers.

The Long Game in North Korea

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US policymakers should start thinking long-term on the North Korea threat.

Catalonia and Spain: The End of the Beginning?

Puigdemont2, cc Flickr Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

There’s only one road that leads to peaceful reconciliation, and it continues to elude the Spanish authorities.

The Russian Revolution and a Century of US Foreign Policy Failures

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Much like in 1917, perceptions toward Russia are being skewed by fear and misinformation.

Amid the Usual Cultural Controversies, UNESCO Selects a New Leader

UNESCO

Making a case for the next leader of the UN’s oft-controversial guardian of human culture.

A Game of Chicken between Washington and Pyongyang

KimJongUnGraf, cc Flickr Elvert Barnes, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The war of words between the United States and North Korea often overlooks the realpolitik reasons behind Kim Jong-un’s behavior.

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