The Populist American Powder Keg Is Primed but Will It Be Lit?
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The Populist American Powder Keg Is Primed but Will It Be Lit?

There are countless alarmist articles from the past rotting away on the forgotten side of the internet, warning us that “this time it’ll be different” and that the given crisis of the moment was “the one” that would lead to big change. Flawed humans are often too eager to over inflate information that suits them…

Turkish Shadow Boxing Reflects Growing Rivalry with Iran
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Turkish Shadow Boxing Reflects Growing Rivalry with Iran

Turkey is leveraging its successful backing of Azerbaijan’s recent war against Armenia to counter Iran in the Caucasus and gradually challenge Russia in Central Asia, the heart of what Moscow considers its backyard. The Turkish moves have elicited different responses from Russia and Iran, two countries Turkey views as both partners and rivals. Turkish President…

In the Haystack of Western Narratives: There’s a Needle of Good News from Russia
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In the Haystack of Western Narratives: There’s a Needle of Good News from Russia

Many people in the world are waking up to the false narrative of the liberal order. The hate leveled at anyone standing in the way of “progress”, the unbridled Russophobia, the vilification of Vladimir Putin and other world leaders, it’s now out of place in a pandemic stricken world. Still, the forces that have propelled…

Donald Trump’s Final Act: Snuffing Out the Promise of Democracy in the Middle East
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Donald Trump’s Final Act: Snuffing Out the Promise of Democracy in the Middle East

Ten years ago, a hawker in Tunisia set himself on fire, which spurred on people along the entire Mediterranean Sea—from Morocco to Spain—to rise up in revolt. They took to their squares indignant at the terrible conditions in which they had to make their lives. Little of their agenda has been advanced in the past…