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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Aung San Suu Kyi conducts peace talks. U.S political incumbents have the edge. Canada releases 2nd quarter GDP figures. Central Bank of Brazil eyes status quo. Japan, South Korea and Russia discuss relations.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Syria: A convergence of interests for Russia and Iran

Russia’s recent use of an Iranian airbase to launch airstrikes into Syria is the most recent evidence of the strengthening of ties between Russia and Iran.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Security challenges in the Turkish-Syrian borderlands

The recent spate of ISIS-inspired terror attacks in Turkey and subsequent attempted coup, combined with foreign fighters’ incessant attempts to enter ISIS’s shrinking territory have kept Turkey’s border with Syria,

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Trump campaign resets. Turkish and Russian presidents meet. Brazil impeachment proceedings begin. Economies react to BoE decision. All in The Week Ahead.

Europe North America

Implications of the DNC hack for U.S.-Russia cooperation

Whether or not the Russian government is blamed for the DNC hack, a forecast of implications for the U.S.-Russian relationship should be premeditated.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Erdogan’s diplomatic openings: An international power play

Erdogan’s recent openings are part of a wider strategy to better Turkey’s international standing while the country faces multiple challenges.

Europe Security

How Turkey’s attempted military coup hurts NATO

Under Erdoğan, Turkey has increasingly become an obstruction to NATO and Western foreign policy implementation in the region.

Europe

Explaining the success of Finland’s start-ups

Finland’s economic performance over the last 8 years has been somewhat subpar vis-à-vis that of its Northern neighbors. Yet the country boasts a relatively strong start-up network, a potential source

Brexit Europe Security

Will Brexit bring down NATO?

As the NATO Summit in Warsaw approaches, speculation of Brexit contagion abounds. But will Brexit affect NATO?

Europe Security

Georgia cozies up to Europe, what will Russia think?

The Georgia Association Agreement came into force this week and Georgia’s relationship with Europe became increasingly important. How will Russia react?