Furqan Shaukat

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Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Geopolitics

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In times of crisis when violence stalks the land people cry out for a strongman to get a grip on the problem. But what if terrorism spawns chaos in a country already under the thumb of a strong man?<p>Turkey is in a uniquely awful position. It now has the strongest president since the military coup in …

Middle East

Israel warily watches Syria

Israel has not intervened in the Syrian war, but the security establishment is watching it closely. Its biggest concerns: Iran's influence and a …

The violence at Aleppo is a stain on the world's conscience. And it will likely go unpunished

The slow, painful fall of Aleppo will not, unfortunately, mean the end of<p>war in Syria. It won’t even mean the end of the slaughter of helpless civilians. Still, as Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to theUnited Nations, told the Security Council on Tuesday, Aleppo will stand with the 1994 …

Team Trump Is Backing Iran, a Regime They Supposedly Hate

Trump wants to work with Russia. He wants to contain Iran. But in Syria and elsewhere, Russia and Iran are one and the same team.<p>In 2007, an …

Vladimir Putin 'personally directed Russian hack of US election'

Vladimir Putin personally directed elements of the Russian hack of the US election as part of a "vendetta" against Hillary Clinton, according to a new report from NBC News.<p>Intelligence officials say they have a "high level of confidence" that the Russian president took charge of how material stolen …

Russia