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What Ukraine Means
Russia’s Aggressive Isolationism

Putin is leveraging foreign policy for domestic purposes, a flip made possible by a globalized world.

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Europe’s Tea Party Moment

Anti-EU parties staged their strongest showing ever in Europe’s elections last weekend. Is this the beginning of the end for the European project?

Europe’s Democracy Paradox

Europe's crisis was set in motion by five revolutions in human affairs.

A Retired Power

As it stands now, Europe has lost its self-confidence, its energy and its hopes that the next century will be the “European century.” From Beijing to Washington—and even in Brussels it-self—the Old Continent is widely viewed as a spent geopolitical force, as a great place to live but not a great place to dream.

Russia and the European Order

An authoritarian Russia and a still-evolving EU federal democracy bring out the worst in each other.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.


America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

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