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Jeffrey Gedmin
Six Lessons
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Protecting America’s Voice Abroad

A memo to the new CEO of U.S. international media.

Russia and the West
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Losing America’s Voice—and More

Moscow lost the Cold War. Will Vladimir Putin win the peace?

2016
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Trump’s Know-Nothing Foreign Policy

Who needs expertise, when you have the “art of the deal”?

Nationalism Rising
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Making Europe Safe for Nationalism, and Vice Versa

It’s the end of the EU as we know it.

Thinking Ahead
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Alone in the World

What happens if we defeat ISIS—only to find that the EU and NATO have fallen apart?

The West and Russia
Forget Russia in Syria

Putin has his agenda. It’s time we stop reacting to his—and get back to ours.

the migrant crisis
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Saving the West

Republicans want America to lead again. What happens if the EU’s migration crisis decimates the EU—and our closest allies are neither capable nor willing to follow?

Countering Propaganda
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Spies, Lies, and the Power of Truth

Four lessons from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s history for the war against authoritarian propaganda.

Kremlin Venom
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A Short History of Russian Poisoning

The possible poisoning of Russian journalist Vladimir Kara-Mursa has a cold-blooded context.

Europe Whole and Free
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“All In” On Ukraine

There used to be a time, not too long ago, when the United States had a strategy and a vision for Europe. By pivoting away, we have been courting trouble. It’s time to pivot back.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Department of Can-Kicking

So much for a breakthrough.

The Noose Tightens

As Putin heads to meet French President Emanuel Macron next week, his security services are interrogating a celebrated Cannes-winning director in Moscow.

TPP Post Trump

Picking up the pieces of TPP may be more difficult than many in Asia imagine, leaving China with an attractive opening.

Atrocity in England

Twenty-two people were killed in a bombing at a children’s concert, the deadliest in the UK since the 7/7 bombings.

Seeing a Pattern...

To lose one President to a corruption scandal may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two in a row begins to look like carelessness.

Crude Economics

Iraq isn’t towing the cartel line.

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