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Global Forecast (07-17-2018)

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Belt and Road’s Kenya railway starts off in the red, Trump and Putin leave a lasting impression in Helsinki, and Japan and the EU buck the protectionist trend with a free trade deal.

Buhari’s Star Losing Its Shine ahead of Nigeria Elections

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Fending off criticism over corruption, his poor health, and a worsening national security outlook, President Buhari’s path to reelection in February is anything but assured.

Central Asia in 2018: What’s the Future of the C5+1?

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Washington has been making minor inroads into Central Asia, but will it be enough to stave off diplomatic irrelevance vis-à-vis China and Russia?

US-North Korea Talks Hit the Skids on Denuclearization Details

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Two divergent views of ‘denuclearization’ were on display in failed US-DPRK talks over the weekend.

Cameroon: The Next Flashpoint in Africa’s “Conflict Belt”

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A linguistic conflict risks plunging Cameroon into civil war and further destabilizing a vulnerable region.

South China Sea Dispute: The Philippines

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In the fourth article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military dimensions of the Philippine claim.

Is Libya the Unlikely Solution to the Franco-Italian Migration Spat?

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Stabilizing Libya to stem the flow of migrants to European shores may be the one thing that Rome and Paris can actually agree on.

Twin Traps Imperil China’s Trajectory in the Decade Ahead

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Avoiding the Thucydides Trap and the middle-income trap will require compromise, domestic stability, and constructive relations with the US.

Farmer-Fulani Herdsmen Clashes Eclipse Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria

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According to the Global Terrorism Index, Fulani militias are the fourth deadliest terrorist group in the world. So why has no one head of them?

Russia Elbowing the U.S. Out of the Afghan Political Process?

Public Domain: Chinook Helocopter in Eastern Afghanistan by Michael L. Casteel, US Army, February 2007 (DOD 070205-A-9307C-001)

The Kremlin’s strategy of engaging with moderate elements of the Taliban is a potential win for Russia and a loss for the United States.

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