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Don't Reward Aggression
No Time to Go Soft on Putin

Amid pandemic and unrest, the President wants to reward Vladimir Putin with G-7 membership and a visit to Washington. We should be advancing his expiration date.

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The Plight of Asylum-Seekers
Freedom of Movement Is a Right, Not a Privilege

Properly crafted restrictions are justified during the pandemic, but abusive policies are proliferating around the world.

Parallels
Putin, Trump, and the Pandemic

COVID-19 is upending the political strategies of both Trump and Putin—and could endanger both leaders’ grip on power.

Lessons from History
The Pandemic and a Free Press

History shows that for the world’s autocrats, some control over the media is never enough—and COVID-19 offers dangerous new pretexts for consolidating their power.

30 Years Later
Have We Learned Any Lessons?

Vaclav Havel’s historic speech to Congress is a reminder that we all bear responsibility for effecting change.

U.S. Department of State
Loyal to a Fault
Pompeo Should Go—and I Don’t Mean to Ukraine

Secretaries of State should be loyal to their Presidents, but Mike Pompeo has turned that virtue into a vice.

Volodymyr Zelensky as Vasyl Petrovych Holoborodko in Servant of the People
Dangerous Neglect
A Rough Start in 2020 to U.S.-Ukraine Relations

This is the second time Secretary Pompeo has cancelled a trip to the country, leaving its embattled president high and dry.

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Russian Pressure Points
Why Putin’s Threat to Belarus Can’t Be Ignored

As Russia seeks a deeper integration with Belarus, the masses in Minsk are protesting against a “soft annexation.” It’s time for the West to take notice.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
Reagan Roundtable
Democracy Promotion in the Age of Trump

The New Yorker’s Susan B. Glasser and TAI contributing editor David J. Kramer host a roundtable discussion with Carl Gershman, Daniel Twining, and Richard Fontaine on Reagan’s legacy and democracy promotion.

Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks
The US and Turkey
Erdoğan’s Undeserving and Underwhelming Visit to DC

Trump’s ongoing bromance with Turkey’s authoritarian leader notwithstanding, Congress and the Administration must act to make clear that the United States isn’t giving Erdoğan a blank check to act in the Middle East.

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