Europe & Central Asia
What Next for Pakistan and Imran Khan?

What Next for Pakistan and Imran Khan?

The July 25 general elections in Pakistan heralded a seismic shift in Pakistan’s politics few would have envisaged a mere six months ago. The Pakistan Movement for Justice (PTI)—led by the charismatic former cricketer Imran Khan—bagged 115 out of the 272 directly...

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It’s Time for NATO to Go the Way of the Warsaw Pact

It’s Time for NATO to Go the Way of the Warsaw Pact

The outcome of the July 11-12 NATO meeting in Brussels got lost amid the media’s obsession with President Donald Trump’s bombast, but the “Summit Declaration” makes for sober reading. The media reported that the 28-page document “upgraded military readiness,” and was...

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Trump’s Dirty Money

Trump’s Dirty Money

Marty Byrde has a problem. His partner at the financial services firm has been skimming off the top of the money-laundering service they’re providing a Mexican narcotrafficker. The drug dealer responds by killing Marty’s partner. He’s just about to put a bullet into...

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Pashtun Lives Matter

Pashtun Lives Matter

Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old Pashtun working in a textile factory in Karachi, wasn't the first person to be detained and killed without legal process. The police randomly picked him up on January 3. He was one of four people that police claimed to have killed in...

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Europe Should Bolt NATO

Europe Should Bolt NATO

Donald Trump hasn’t shown a lot of love lately toward America’s European allies. On his recent trip to Europe, he dismissed Germany as Moscow’s minion and called the European Union a “foe.” He’s also treated NATO as an alliance to be bullied into submission rather...

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The Transatlantic Trump Effect

The Transatlantic Trump Effect

On the eve of his recent visit to the UK, Donald Trump described the country as being in "turmoil." And at one end of the political spectrum there was turmoil aplenty, with a slew of high-profile ministerial resignations from the Conservative government following the...

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What’s Behind Trump’s Assault on Europe

What’s Behind Trump’s Assault on Europe

Donald Trump didn’t fly to Europe to meet with NATO, European leaders, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He got there by stepping through the looking glass. Once on the other side, Trump made a series of extraordinary statements that have effectively turned U.S....

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The Dictator Dating Game

The Dictator Dating Game

Voiceover: Here’s the star of the show and your host, Steve Bannon! Applause. Steve Bannon: Thank you! It’s great to be back in the limelight. And welcome once again to the Dictator Dating Game. It’s time to meet our eligible dictators. And heeeeere they are! Dictator...

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