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Crimea Declares a State of Emergency

Ukrainian President Poroshenko is provoking Putin in the hopes of drawing Western attention. It’s a risky move.

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German Cabinet Minister: Putin Using Hitler's Tactics

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble accused Putin of emulating Hitler’s tactics in the Crimea. He has a point. Putin is no Hitler, but he’s using the same playbook.

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Putin Puts Obama in No-Win Situation in Iran

Putin has made it increasingly clear that he intends to respond to Western sanctions by frustrating nuclear talks with Iran. Obama may face the choice he’s worked hardest to avoid: attack Iran, or allow it to go nuclear.

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Russia Warns: We'll Play the Iran Card Against U.S., EU

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister is threatening to alter Russia’s stance on Iran if the West doesn’t come around on Crimea. This is Obama’s nightmare scenario.

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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.


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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