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Turkey: Has Erdogan Overreached Himself?

Recent days have seen substantial public protests in Turkey against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been in power for more than 10 years. What began as a protest against Erdogan’s...

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Why Russia Supports Syria’s Assad

Since the start of the Arab Spring, Russia and to a lesser degree, China, has come under heavy criticism for its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Libya’s former leader Muammar...

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Russia’s Economy Facing Downside Risks

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent hawkish rhetoric implies tighter fiscal and monetary policies than we have anticipated. This has prompted us to lower our 2013 real GDP growth forecast from...

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