Eurasia / Opinion

COLCHIS: The contagion of ‘unpolarity’

Michael Cecire of New America February 2, 2017

The murder of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey exposes the withered, snapping moorings of the old US-led unipolar order and an early preview of how an unpolar world might appear.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Russia makes big play for Iranian trade

Yigal Chazan of Alaco February 1, 2017

Moscow seizes the opportunity to strengthen economic ties with Tehran as Western investors sit on the sidelines.

OBITUARY: Rafsanjani – a political titan and mercurial moderate in post-revolutionary Iran

bne IntelliNews January 9, 2017

Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a dominant figure in Iran’s post-revolution politics, died on January 8, aged 82, from a heart attack.

COLCHIS: Nato’s return on investment

Michael Cecire of New America January 6, 2017

Trump appears to have little sense of Nato’s history or purpose. It was formed not merely as a military bulwark against an aggressive Soviet Russia, but as part of a positive agenda to secure and expand a liberal, democratic space.

INVISIBLE HAND: Trump’s impact on the world will be dramatic

Liam Halligan in London January 3, 2017

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election is often characterized as a surprise. The rural and semi-urban swing-voters who backed him are probably also right to suspect that many of Trump’s campaign pledges won’t actually come to pass.

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