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Andrew A. Michta
On Europe & Security
Poland’s Elections
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No, the Sky Isn’t Falling

The Law and Justice party’s sweeping victory in Poland will reshape the country’s politics, but predictions of a euroskeptic lurch are premature.

Ukraine & Syria
Putin’s Pianos

The largest audience for Putin’s Syrian concerto isn’t in the Middle East or the U.S. but in Europe.

The Schengen Wave
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Europe’s Immigration Problem Is Structural

Europe’s border-free internal zone, one of the EU’s most prized accomplishments, may yet fall as a result of the refugee crisis.

Leadership Crisis
A Stasis in Europe

Germany’s “Watchful Waiting” is the watchword for the Continent.

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The U.S. Should Invest in a Europe Strategy

Left to its own devices by the U.S., Europe has once again become a problem continent. The Transatlantic community needs to re-discover its common bonds in collective security.

Beware of Greeks Bearing Debts
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Grexit May Be Europe’s Teaching Moment

The unfolding Greek tragedy is about more than economics. It’s also about the EU’s democracy deficit.

Penny Wise & Pound Foolish
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Scrooged: Can NATO Be Fixed?

Russia annexes Crimea, invades Ukraine, menaces the Baltics. NATO responds with…defense spending cuts?

Requiem for a Policy
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After the Summit

With new EU memberships now essentially off the table, the EU’s Eastern Partnership is on its last legs.

Wagging the Dog
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The Limits of Europe’s Bureaucratic Optimism

Greece, Poland, the UK: Voters across Europe are sending a message to Brussels.

On Europe & Security
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Poland Picks U.S. Missile Shield

Poland’s selection of the Patriot system for its AMD program will strengthen defense cooperation with the U.S. It’s also a sign that Warsaw takes its collective defense duties seriously.

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Commitment Issues

It goes far deeper than a failure to reach the 2% spending target.

After The Referendum

The Council of Europe re-introduces monitoring for Turkey on human rights issues for the first time since 2004.

A New Deal

For Moscow, round two of production cuts is going to be harder than round one.

How do you solve a problem like Korea?

The U.S. is rushing to deploy missile defense in South Korea before the elections.

Pyongyang Under Pressure?

Is Pyongyang rationing fuel in fear of a coming Chinese embargo?

The President vs. the Mayors

A court ruling in California marks the latest setback for President Trump’s immigration policies.

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