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Russia Sanctions
Russia Sanctions
EU Appears Set to Extend Russian Sanctions

Vladimir Putin remains unbowed, warning that Russia must prepare itself for longer sanctions and sustained low commodity prices.

Russia Sanctions
Putin Pulls at Europe’s Seams

Putin recognizes that Europe is economically and politically split, and he is trying to exploit that to break up the EU sanctions regime against Russia.

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U.S. Must Move Now

Vladimir Putin made a small conciliatory gesture earlier this week on Ukraine, primarily aimed at stalling further EU sanctions against Russia. It appears to have worked: further European sanctions appear unlikely. President Obama, however, must not be fooled.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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