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Countering Putin
Countering Putin
Western Power Pushes Back

The West is pushing back against Russia by establishing the credible threat of force in the form of ground forces, European missile defense, and even nukes.

Countering Putin
Russian Jets, Ships, Subs Invade Europe

Little by little, Putin is continuing to test the boundaries of Europe’s tolerance for his egregious behavior.

Countering Putin
Russia Needs to Learn the Value of Human Life

The MH17 tragedy is the latest sign among many that the Putin regime views individual human lives as expendable. It is up to the West to make clear to Russia that such actions will exclude it from the civilized world.

Countering Putin
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Doubling Down On NATO

The United States needs to respond to Moscow’s partition of Ukraine. Redeploying NATO forces in Eastern and Central Europe would be a good first step to a comprehensive deterrence strategy.

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Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

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