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German stock market after US election, November 9, 2016. Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Trump: Where we might end up

As candidate, Trump promised protectionist trade policies and denigrated international agreements. Now, as president of the United States, how far can he go?
German stock market after US election, November 9, 2016. Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Trump: How we got here

The fall of the Berlin wall was supposed to usher in ‘the end of history’, an eternal age of capitalist economics and liberal-democratic politics. It hasn’t turned out that way.
A Trump administration raises many questions about how America’s relationships with other world powers will play out. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Loose-cannon Trump enters the tinderbox of US-Russia-China relations

Far from 'making America great again', Donald Trump's sloganeering will deepen mistrust of US motives and irreparably damage any prospect of co-existence, let alone a more co-operative world order.
On his way to the White House, Jan. 20, 2017. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

NATO’s future when America comes first

Is Trump correct in asserting that NATO has outlived its utility? Or that NATO’s members enjoy a 'free ride' on the back of the US? A political scientist examines the evidence.
Vladimir Putin has developed populism across many fields, from his own image to Russian sport and media. Kremlin Press office

Russia’s headlong rush into populism

Understanding the populism of the Putin government is more urgent than ever as Russia plays a major geopolitical role in the Middle-Eastern balance.
The United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution on monitoring evacuations from besieged parts of Aleppo. Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Four scenarios that give hope to the world in 2017

Despite the cataclysmic risks of the Cold War, times have never been as dangerous as these since 1945. Freedom and the rule of law are both under threat.
Flag-wrapped coffin of late Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov is carried to a plane during a ceremony at Esenboga airport in Ankara. Umit Bektas/Reuters

Turkey turns closer to Russia after ambassador assassination

Despite the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey, Ankara is part of a new ad-hoc coalition with Moscow and Tehran in the MiddleEast.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ® and Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu offer flowers in memory of slain Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov. Maxim Shemetov/Pool photo via AP

Assassination of the Russian ambassador a big loss for Turkey

Ambassador Karlov's death will weaken Turkey's influence in the Syrian conflict.

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