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Can Japan's Abe Bridge the Duterte-Washington Divide?

Prime Minister Abe appears intent to keep the Philippine’s Duterte from giving China strategic territorial gains that will threaten the region's democratic alliance.

US Blacklists Top Putin Lieutenant

For the first time since the Magnitsky Act became law, a high ranking Putin official has been sanctioned, sending a clear message to Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin's inner circle.

Turkey Goes Off the Rails

The New Year’s massacre on an Istanbul nightclub was the first time ISIS admitted directly calling for an attack in Turkey. Instead of rallying for unity against fear, Erdogan is blaming the West.

Ukraine’s Reforms To Reap Economic Reward in 2017

Three years after Ukraine’s revolution and after significant reform, the country’s economy has stabilized and is ready for growth. Dangers lie ahead, but opportunities are apparent.