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Jeffrey Gedmin
Russia and the West
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Losing America’s Voice—and More

Moscow lost the Cold War. Will Vladimir Putin win the peace?

2016
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Trump’s Know-Nothing Foreign Policy

Who needs expertise, when you have the “art of the deal”?

Nationalism Rising
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Making Europe Safe for Nationalism, and Vice Versa

It’s the end of the EU as we know it.

Thinking Ahead
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Alone in the World

What happens if we defeat ISIS—only to find that the EU and NATO have fallen apart?

The West and Russia
Forget Russia in Syria

Putin has his agenda. It’s time we stop reacting to his—and get back to ours.

the migrant crisis
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Saving the West

Republicans want America to lead again. What happens if the EU’s migration crisis decimates the EU—and our closest allies are neither capable nor willing to follow?

Countering Propaganda
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Spies, Lies, and the Power of Truth

Four lessons from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s history for the war against authoritarian propaganda.

Kremlin Venom
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A Short History of Russian Poisoning

The possible poisoning of Russian journalist Vladimir Kara-Mursa has a cold-blooded context.

Europe Whole and Free
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“All In” On Ukraine

There used to be a time, not too long ago, when the United States had a strategy and a vision for Europe. By pivoting away, we have been courting trouble. It’s time to pivot back.

Asia's Game of Thrones
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Pivot to Japan

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is coming to Washington. We should listen carefully to what he says.

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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