By purchasing a Russian missile defense system, Erdogan has made a political choice, writes @aaronstein1, signaling to all who will listen that Turkey is willing to forgo cordial relations with Washington in favor of functional relations with Moscow.
.@NikkiHaley considers how the United States should handle threats posed by China:
The most formidable bids for dominance in the Horn of Africa have come from Saudi Arabia and the UAE. @MikeWoldemariam and @Alden_Young discuss the Gulf states’ efforts to direct the future of the region—and the African-led bodies that are pushing back.
It has become easier than ever to launch a space mission, opening up space to a crowd of new actors. Dave Baiocchi and William Welser IV discuss the policy implications:
Allen James Fromherz writes that tensions with Iran are threatening the world’s most important shipping route: