- The unusual manoeuvres of a mysterious object launched by the Russian military are being tracked by western space agencies, stoking fears over the revival of a defunct Kremlin project to destroy satellites
- Distrust of foreigners taps deep into Turkey’s national psyche and history. But anti-western rhetoric has hardened following anti-government protests last year and conflict in the region that has left Ankara feeling isolated
- Both in private and public the Russians are now making increasingly explicit references to their country’s nuclear arsenal – but is it just posturing to stop the west supplying military aid to Ukraine?
- The boldness with which Boko Haram insurgents are killing, kidnapping and occupying territory reflects the Nigerian government’s chaotic and mismanaged response over many years
- During the Arab uprisings, what did Middle East political science and academics miss, misinterpret, exaggerate or rush to premature judgments about along the way? (Washington Post)
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