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Church and State
Russia’s Orthodox Grand Strategy

Putin will leave sooner or—as it seems—later. But a revanchist Russia, shaped by a revitalized Russian Orthodox Church, will outlast him.

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Grand Strategy Lesson
Why Is Russia in Syria?

To be a European great power, Russia needs to be a player in the Mediterranean—and it is gradually but steadily becoming one.

Tautologies
A New Alliance to Nowhere

France and Germany’s “Alliance for Multilateralism” is pure posturing.

Getting Russia Right
Russia After Putin Is Not a Solved Problem

The end of Putinism won’t be the end of Russia’s geopolitical ambitions.

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Green New Zeal
The European Slide Toward Irrelevance

The EU elections confirmed what has already been evident for some time: Europe’s geopolitical impotence.

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Old Problems New Perils
Germany: The Pacifist Menace

Don’t let its military weakness fool you; Germany wields tremendous power in Europe, and Brexit will only exacerbate that.

Balancing Act
As the EU Loses Steam, NATO Gains In Importance

Europeans are wrong to be nervous about America’s commitment to NATO. But neither should they be complacent.

Failure to Launch
The EU Can’t Fulfill Its Purpose

In a competitive world, with antagonistic external powers and growing internal imbalances, the dream is failing.

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Getting to a Strategy
How To “Normalize” Relations With Russia

No, it doesn’t mean playing nice. It means convincing Moscow of the permanence of the geopolitical order on its western frontier.

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Friend or Foe
The Benefits of Having an Enemy

…and the perils of believing that you have none.

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