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Ukraine & Syria
Putin’s Pianos

The largest audience for Putin’s Syrian concerto isn’t in the Middle East or the U.S. but in Europe.

The Schengen Wave
Europe’s Immigration Problem Is Structural

Europe’s border-free internal zone, one of the EU’s most prized accomplishments, may yet fall as a result of the refugee crisis.

Leadership Crisis
A Stasis in Europe

Germany’s “Watchful Waiting” is the watchword for the Continent.

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The U.S. Should Invest in a Europe Strategy

Left to its own devices by the U.S., Europe has once again become a problem continent. The Transatlantic community needs to re-discover its common bonds in collective security.

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Grexit May Be Europe’s Teaching Moment

The unfolding Greek tragedy is about more than economics. It’s also about the EU’s democracy deficit.

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Scrooged: Can NATO Be Fixed?

Russia annexes Crimea, invades Ukraine, menaces the Baltics. NATO responds with…defense spending cuts?

Requiem for a Policy
After the Summit

With new EU memberships now essentially off the table, the EU’s Eastern Partnership is on its last legs.

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The Limits of Europe’s Bureaucratic Optimism

Greece, Poland, the UK: Voters across Europe are sending a message to Brussels.

On Europe & Security
Poland Picks U.S. Missile Shield

Poland’s selection of the Patriot system for its AMD program will strengthen defense cooperation with the U.S. It’s also a sign that Warsaw takes its collective defense duties seriously.

On Europe & Security
Buyer’s Remorse on NATO Enlargement

The real problems in NATO aren’t about European military capability deficits, but politics. Europe is once again fragmenting along cultural and historical divides.

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Pipeline Politics

Still, several hurdles remain for the beleaguered project.

Soft or Hard Landing

It feels like 2015 all over again.

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A more important question than whether the botched health bill passes the House.

Red Tape

Trump is ready to streamline energy regulations, but that won’t be a big help to oil companies’ bottom line.

He Said He Said

All corruption revelations are due to tactical leaking in Russia. So who’s out to get Dmitry Medvedev?

Nuclear Strategy

A technical fix to America’s aging warheads could raise tensions with Russia by undermining its nuclear deterrent.

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