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Russia’s Syrian Intervention Gives the West a Chance to Re-Engage Turkey

Marc Grossman YaleGlobal, 11 February 2016
As Russia intervenes in Syria, the West could improve ties with defense, energy and refugee assistance for Turkey
WASHINGTON : In December 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a state visit to Turkey. Sitting beside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, he declared Turkey a “strategic partner” and announced that the two countries were moving forward with a natural gas pipeline across the Black Sea.... What a difference a year makes. More >

With Tensions Rising, Asia Should Not Delay Settling South China Sea Disputes

Humphrey Hawksley YaleGlobal, 9 February 2016
Asian nations could unite and resolve South, East China Sea conflicts – showing they don’t need US as enforcer

A Window of Opportunity for Reforms in Vietnam

Dien Luong YaleGlobal, 4 February 2016
Vietnam’s cautious, conservative leader may be authoritarian, but cannot ignore public opinion on US or China

In the News

George Soros
Project Syndicate, 12 February 2016
Instead, Russia sees an opportunity to weaken Europe by exacerbating the refugee crisis
Andrew Grant
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