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Lessons from History
Victor Klemperer and the Decay of Political Language

The wartime scholar and diarist lived an extraordinary life—and bore witness to the degradation of political rhetoric in ways that still resonate today.

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The Baltic Model
A New Hanseatic League?

The Baltic states’ model of pragmatic cooperation proves that a bloc doesn’t need supranational ambitions in order to be successful.

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Buying Used
European Arms Markets Heating Up

Sales of used weapons systems are up across Europe. And that’s a good thing.

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Trade and Tradecraft
Russia’s Spy-Swapping Obsession

What’s behind Russia’s abduction of Estonian officer Eston Kohver? Signs point to more such incidents being in the offing.

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Far-Right Rising
Sweden Democrats’ Moment in the Sun?

The migrant crisis is pushing Sweden’s formerly fringey, xenophobic party to the forefront of national politics.

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