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April 14, 2014
Back to Basics

A Strategy for Eurasia

It’s time to restore Transatlantic security relations to their central place in U.S. national security strategy.

Russian Mythbusting

The Putin Doctrine: Myth, Provocation, Blackmail, or the Real Deal?

When it comes to explaining Russia’s Ukrainian adventurism, the West has attempted to hide behind a wall of myths and hope its problems will just go away.

April 12, 2014
The Russian Money-Go-Round

Ukraine’s Debt And Putin’s Upper Hand

Follow the money. It shows the way that European financial institutions see their interests regarding Russia and Ukraine.

citizens of nowhere

The Disturbing Rise of Mass Denationalization

Mass denationalization of citizens was a vicious aspect of 20th century totalitarian regimes, and it appears to be coming back.

April 9, 2014

Is a French Intifada Brewing?

France has Europe’s largest Muslim and Jewish communities. The outbreaks of anti-Semitic violence since the Second Intifada are only the most visible signs of an unstable and fraught situation.

April 8, 2014
The Middle East

Can the Egyptian-American Relationship Be “Reinvented”?

A strong U.S.-Egyptian relationship is necessary for the United States to achieve its many objectives in the Middle East. And permanent estrangement, which looks increasingly likely, is not a foregone conclusion.

April 7, 2014
Invade A Little or Invade A Lot

Russia’s Next Move in Ukraine

Carefully thinking through Russia’s different tactical options for invading Ukraine would have seemed unnecessarily alarmist as little as a few weeks ago. Today, it seems downright prudent.

April 5, 2014
The Weekend Read

Is There Hope for Campaign Finance Reform?

Supporters of campaign finance reform keep trying to fix our current system from within. But it’s time to change to our campaign finance system itself.

April 3, 2014
Unlikely Reformers?

Saudi Reforms Rising Quietly from Within

The kingdom’s push against the Muslim Brotherhood could provide an opportunity to move Saudi society away from religious extremism.

April 2, 2014
Once and Future NATO

Speaking Loudly While Carrying No Stick

Calls to expand NATO are a reckless response to Russian aggression. Taking on new members without committing to their defense risks hollowing out the alliance and handing Putin an easy victory.

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