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Speak Loudly and Carry a Small Twig
Speak Loudly and Carry a Small Twig
Will EU Sanctions Ever Bite?

There are hard limits to European resolve on sanctions against Russia. Case in point: As eastern Ukraine’s referendum went ahead, French officials said future sanctions wouldn’t stop them from fulfilling a contract to deliver advanced helicopter carriers to Moscow.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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