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Andrew A. Michta
On Europe & Security
Back to Basics
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A Strategy for Eurasia

It’s time to restore Transatlantic security relations to their central place in U.S. national security strategy.

Countering Putin
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Doubling Down On NATO

The United States needs to respond to Moscow’s partition of Ukraine. Redeploying NATO forces in Eastern and Central Europe would be a good first step to a comprehensive deterrence strategy.

ruing the "reset"
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The U.S.-Russia Problem: A Four-Step Recovery Program

If the United States is to push back against Russia’s incursion into Ukraine, it must set aside wishful thinking and breathless rhetoric about a new “Cold War” and get to work shoring up its neglected Transatlantic alliances.

The Best Offense
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When Missile Defense Is About More Than Missiles

U.S. and NATO missile defense plans are about more than just guarding against rogue missile threats from Iran. They will shape the U.S.-Russia relationship and, more importantly, long-term relations between America and Europe.

A Wakeup Call For The West
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Countering Putin’s Push

Russia’s challenge to the West has been building for a long time, and has reached a crescendo with the crisis in Ukraine. The window is closing, but there is still time to act and tip the balance.

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Back to the Frontier

The rise of Germany is reconfiguring the former Warsaw Pact zone as both the United States and the European Union struggle over a crisis of political economy.

Rethinking Poland in the Second Term

At a time when both economic uncertainty and security concerns along NATO’s periphery are driving the Transatlantic relationship, Poland’s dynamic economy and growing geopolitical weight make it an increasingly important European ally for the United States. So it matters that during the past four years America has lost public support in Poland despite close state-to-state […]

Shale Storm

Poland's vast, untapped reserves of shale gas can transform global energy markets and European-Russian relations.

NATO’s Last Chance

The spearhead of the Transatlantic relationship is now undermining it.

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Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.

RIP

We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

Alliances and Allies

It’s time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President’s worldview on its own terms.

Minya Attack

28 Copts killed in point-blank attack on pilgrims.

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