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Monitoring the Islamic State's 'Flood'

The Islamic State believes its progress in Iraq proves its right to lead, but its regional focus and violent methods face growing opposition from competing jihadist groups and Muslim communities.

Pilsudski's Europe

A 21st-century version of the Polish revolutionary's Intermarium is far from crystalizing, but a trend is certainly discernible.

The End of Consensus Politics in China

President Xi Jinping's most recent anti-corruption campaign reveals a cautious attempt to prepare the Communist Party government for the inevitable transformation of China.

Nationalism and Imperialism

Both nationalism and imperialism can be good or bad; it depends on the cultures and circumstances in question.

Gaming Israel and Palestine

Currently, Israel is as secure as it is ever likely to be, but time is not on its side.

East Africa Rising

Foreign investment in the region's natural resources is increasing. But the real test will come when the wealth has to be allocated.

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