beyond the headlines.

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Ankara is improving relations with Russia and Iran – does this signal a structural shift?

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al-Nusra’s recent attempt to detach itself from its controversial patron is suspicious

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Beijing’s risky lending practices and preference for Chinese companies endanger its banks.

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A Trump foreign policy’s ability to fundamentally alter America’s trajectory is overestimated.

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Has the Kingdom missed its opportunity to diversify its oil-reliant economy?

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Reforms integrating Berber culture reduce the likelihood of civil unrest.

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The recent revamp is designed to pursue reforms and accelerate economic development.

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Israel doesn’t want jihadists to prevail in Syria, but it does want them to keep fighting.

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Strengthening trade links with China are reorienting the region away from Moscow

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Might China have nuclear ambitions for the disputed waters?