What King Salman Is Thinking


As Saudi Arabia undergoes apparent political purges, take a look at this excellent primer on the mind of King Salman and his designated successor Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Why You Should be Worried About Turkey


Today is the 95th anniversary of the abdication of Mehmed the Sixth, the last Ottoman emperor. The fall of that empire paved the way, of course, for the rise of Mustafa Kemal and the eventual formation of the Turkish Republic.

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Full Speed Ahead

An Interview with Admiral James Stavridis


A leading commander on NATO, our fleet, and the next big threat in asymmetric warfare.

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Specter of 1917

An Interview with Anne Applebaum


A leading historian takes on the October Revolution at 100.

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Nation in Waiting

An Interview with Robert Danin


Fog surrounds the next big inevitability in Palestinian politics: the exit of Mahmoud Abbas.

Why Europe Is Falling Apart


Catalonia's independence vote has presented Spain with its gravest political crisis since the civil war.