beyond the headlines.

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Putin is almost certain to be re-elected; the real contest lies in securing the prime ministership.

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Indo-Pacific countries show few signs of accepting either the US or Chinese position on free trade.

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As the 2015 European migrant wave recedes, a fresh crisis may be swelling on the horizon.

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Careful leveraging of their advantages should see the Syrian Kurds retain their autonomy.

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A focus on short-term gains may lead to blowback for Beijing and Russia’s state-owned oil company.

President Mugabe has lost his near four-decade hold on power. How will the crisis play out?

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Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. But can Pinera deliver fresh economic growth?

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Each setback to peace in the southern Philippines has encouraged more radical insurgents.

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Divided and defeated, Kurdish hopes for an independent state have seemingly been dashed.

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Overturning the protected status for foreign nationals will hasten the northern exodus of migrants.