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Iran’s Difficult Path to Freedom

The root causes of the current wave of protests in Iran go beyond objection to the compulsory hijab. They are a clear indication of the government’s loss of legitimacy. However, there are no convincing scenarios for regime change.

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Sara Bazoobandi
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Truss Trouble

There are two schools of thought when it comes to new British Prime Minister Liz Truss: That she’s an ideologue and that’s she a pragmatist. If she means what she says then UK-EU relations are in for a very bumpy ride.

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Quentin Peel
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A Different Dynamic in EU-India Relations

When India abstained from condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it caused unease in Europe. But the EU should focus on what it can reasonably expect from New Delhi, and that means looking for cooperation on dealing with Beijing not Moscow.

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Frédéric Grare
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Erdogan Is Like a Juggler in a Hurricane

The Ukraine war is forcing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reassess his course of maneuvering between Moscow and the West. Is a turnaround in Turkish foreign policy imminent?

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Luisa Seeling
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Modernizing German Foreign Policy

With a new government in office, modernization and progress are buzzwords in Berlin. But will the rhetoric translate into a new and more courageous approach to foreign policy?

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John Kampfner
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TTC Lift-off: The Euro-Atlantic Tech Alliance Takes Shape

The first meeting in Pittsburgh of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) underlined the geopolitical importance of a promising endeavor. All pieces are there, but now some assembly is required.

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Tyson Barker
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On Sanctioning Russia’s Business Elites

There are serious doubts about not only the effectiveness, but also the rationality for imposing sanctions on the Russian oligarchs.

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Wladislaw Inosemzew
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How We Achieved Sustainability

Is a fair, healthy, climate-friendly world possible? Yes it is, but only if humanity learns lessons from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Luisa Neubauer
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Old Empires Collide

Russia’s concept of the “near abroad” is a doctrine that helps explain Moscow’s foreign policy both toward those states once formed part of the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire’s historic rivals, including Turkey, Poland, and China.

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Wladislaw Inosemzew
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Social Distancing in International Relations

There has been much heralding of the end of globalization wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. But a closer look reveals that, if anything, the crisis could bind the US, the EU, and China closer together, if in a less stable way.

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Roderick Parkes
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