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Seeking Peace in Syria

The conflict in Syria has no end in sight, but recent events have provided prospects for peace with some glimmers of hope. The Feb. 27 ceasefire has helped humanitarian aid reach some 150,000 people in…


WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04:  U.S. President Barack Obama looks on as King Salman bin Abd alAziz of Saudi Arabia speaks during a  bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House September 4, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The President and the King were expected to discuss various issues including joint security and counter-terrorism efforts (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

The Future of U.S.-Saudi Relations

Saudi Arabia’s leaders are scared — and that’s a problem for the United States. The kingdom is surrounded by instability. To the south, the Houthi rebellion, a local Shiite insurgency, is battling Sunni-led Saudi forces…


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Would a “Brexit” break Britain?

The issue of Britain remaining in the European Union and the consequences of a potential British exit — sometimes shortened to “Brexit” — from the European Union, have come to the forefront of public debate…


Catalonia

Catalonia: Proud and Prejudiced

In the far-flung region of Northeastern Spain lies an autonomous community comparable in size to the state of Maryland. Catalonia is an economic powerhouse, boasting impressive performance and growth in a country that is on…


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The Future of European Political Integration

Since its formation, the European Union has undergone a substantial transformation into the supranational organization it is today. While enlargement, particularly over the past decade, has led many to speculate on when, not if, Europe…