Bospherus Bridge
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Turkey 2016

Severin Fischer: Turkey and the Energy Transit Question (CarnegieEurope) With the realization of the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP)—a smaller version of the originally planned Nabucco Pipeline and now a Southern Gas Corridor project—two new variables will enter […]

This picture released by the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games shows the emblem of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. A multidisciplinary evaluation commission, formed by 12 professionals enjoying domestic and international recognition, was involved in the whole process of the emblem selection. (AP Photo/Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games )
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2016 Olympics Rio de Janeiro

Follow Rio 2016 Olympics NYT slideshow of Opening Ceremony CBC (short) video of Opening Ceremony 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony Fireworks Live The Olympics allow democracies to behave like dictatorships—if only for a short time […]

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Global Economy & Globalization 2016

Global Economy 2015 SciDev.Net What is a knowledge economy? Javier Solana: Taming the Populists (Project Syndicate) In many Western democracies, right-wing populists, energized by self-proclaimed victories over “establishment elites,” are doubling down on the claim that […]

Brexit walk off the cliff
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After the Brexit vote

Yes, Minister brilliant reprise Yes Minister Brexit special – Sir Humphrey explains all Sir Humphrey explains British foreign policy U.K. in 2016 Henry Porter: The Brexit Hangover Just Got Worse Those who supported a departure from […]

Middle East region
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Middle East & Arab World

Brookings Middle East and North Africa Carnegie Council: Perspectives from Inside a Tumultuous Middle East: Syria-Iraq-ISIS-Russia and Iran Foreign Policy: Forget Sykes-Picot. It’s the Treaty of Sèvres That Explains the Modern Middle East. Ninety-five years ago […]

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Canada: International relations and foreign policy post October 2015
August 20, 2016  //  No Comments
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Wednesday Night #1799 with Peter Berezin
August 24, 2016  //  No Comments
Peter is back on the job at BCA  and most recently has issued a report on the Upside of populism in which he points out ...
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Global Economy & Globalization 2016
August 18, 2016  //  No Comments
Global Economy 2015 SciDev.Net What is a knowledge economy? Javier Solana: Taming the Populists (Project Syndicate) In m ...
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Climate change, uncertainty & natural disasters 2015-16
August 16, 2016  //  No Comments
UN & Climate Change Weather is not climate, and anecdotes are not statistics. Politicians discussing global warming. ...