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As Islamic State begins to lose ground in Syria and Iraq, regional and global powers are trying to carve out their own spheres of influence. The struggle is less military than political, and will hinge on negotiations to establish workable solutions, federal and otherwise, in both countries. But managing the endgame over the next 12-18 months will be tricky, and er...
Professor Dr. Amatzia Baram
Bubbling insurgencies are likely to loom in former Soviet states as Russia – struggling with its economic crisis - becomes less able to fund their regimes. President Vladimir Putin will have to take a hard look at the Kremlin’s commitments to see whether it can continue to finance troubled areas in the Caucasus and breakaway provinces, and also sustain both Crimea ...
Professor Stefan Hedlund