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August 23, 2023

Singapore
Singapore’s Social Contract Is Starting to Fray

The PAP has made unbending integrity central to its identity, magnifying the damage the recent scandals have done to the party.

Singaporean prime minister stands behind a microphone with his hands clasped wearing a black suit with blue tie.

April 15, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
How Erdogan Got His Groove Back

It’s been a difficult and dizzying few months for Turkey—which is just the way the president likes it.

April 16, 2019

Egypt
Sisi Has His Own Jamal Khashoggi

 It’s time to hold Egypt accountable for the U.S. citizens it has unjustly victimized.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a signing ceremony following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia October 17, 2018.

December 3, 2019

Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman Is Having a Fire Sale of His Political Power

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince will take money from investors in the national oil company—but he’ll be giving up far more than he thinks.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a session of the Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia November 20, 2019.

September 27, 2023

Human Rights
The Fate of Justice in Russia-Ukraine Peace Talks

While the final chapter of the Russia-Ukraine war has yet to be written, the prospects of any negotiations to achieve a just and lasting peace remain distant. But it is not too soon to consider how a…

September 25, 2023

Russia
Russia’s Influence in Southeast Asia Is Fading

Russia saw its full-spectrum engagement with Southeast Asia pay dividends following its all-out invasion of Ukraine. But its brief interlude of greater influence in the region is now waning.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stand next to each other in front of the flags of ASEAN countries.