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    The Strategic Consequences of Turkey’s Failed Coup

    Sinan Uelgen, Carnegie Europe

    The coup attempt heralds a new and uneasy phase in the Turkey-US relationship

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    The Outers' message resonated with those who feel left behind

    David Goodhart, Financial Times

    To lower-middle-class England, the EU's benefits seem to go to others

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    Venezuela Is Falling Apart

    Moises Naim and Francisco Toro, The Atlantic

    The real culprit is chavismo, the ruling philosophy named for Chavez and carried forward by Maduro.

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    Hope for Europe: Pope Francis Address, receiving the Charlemagne Prize

    Libreria Editrice Vaticana

    I dream of a Europe where young people breathe the pure air of honesty, where they love the beauty of a culture and a simple life undefiled by the insatiable needs of consumerism, where getting married and having children is a responsibility and a great joy, not a problem due to the lack of stable employment.

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    Rethinking Political Islam

    Shadi Hamid and William Mccants, Brookings

    Rethinking Political Islam is the first project of its kind to systematically assess the evolution of mainstream Islamist groups across 12 country cases.

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    Syria's Poet Speaks

    Jonathan Guyer, The New York Review of Books

    In the Arab world, they say, everyone is a poet. And everyone knows Adonis, the Paris-based Syrian exile who invented the Arabic prose poem and who has frequently been mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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