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  • Donald Is No Dove

    One of Donald Trump’s more remarkable qualities is his ability to convince people to give him credit for things he hasn’t done. He has, for example convinced many Americans that he is an effective businessman, despite his massive inherited wealth and legacy of failure; an…
  • Russia hedges its bets in Libya

    Reality seems to take longer to hit some states than others. For Russia’s ambitions in Libya, the gravity of the situation on the ground appears finally to be sinking in. For the last two years, Moscow had been investing ever more in Libya, particularly on…
  • Decline of US-led global order set to fuel more conflict

    Inter- and intra-state conflicts in the Eastern Mediterranean, Mozambique and Iraq could seriously destabilize Africa, the Middle East and Europe. And the ongoing conflicts in these regions are poised to get much worse. For this, there are two key reasons. One is the raging Covid-19…
  • Libya looks for a path out of chaos

    Over the past several weeks, events in and about Libya have run the full gamut, from talk of peace to violent protests and a government crackdown. But Libya’s tragic saga as a failing state no longer generates front-page attention, and its ability to sow instability…