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Jeffrey Gedmin
The Man from Dresden
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Reading Putin in Hamburg

Putin is no businessman, ready to make a good deal. He is a manipulator, through and through.

That Vision Thing
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Losing Our Grip, from Paris to Podgorica to London

Ralph Waldo Emerson gave us “the shot heard round the world”; Donald J. Trump, the shove felt cross the planet.

Six Lessons
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Protecting America’s Voice Abroad

A memo to the new CEO of U.S. international media.

Russia and the West
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Losing America’s Voice—and More

Moscow lost the Cold War. Will Vladimir Putin win the peace?

2016
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Trump’s Know-Nothing Foreign Policy

Who needs expertise, when you have the “art of the deal”?

Nationalism Rising
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Making Europe Safe for Nationalism, and Vice Versa

It’s the end of the EU as we know it.

Thinking Ahead
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Alone in the World

What happens if we defeat ISIS—only to find that the EU and NATO have fallen apart?

The West and Russia
Forget Russia in Syria

Putin has his agenda. It’s time we stop reacting to his—and get back to ours.

the migrant crisis
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Saving the West

Republicans want America to lead again. What happens if the EU’s migration crisis decimates the EU—and our closest allies are neither capable nor willing to follow?

Countering Propaganda
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Spies, Lies, and the Power of Truth

Four lessons from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s history for the war against authoritarian propaganda.

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the family and the state

A U.K. death panel has forced parents to abandon hope for their baby’s life.

Game of Thrones

A Chinese spokesperson called for an end to joint drilling operations between Spain’s Repsol and Vietnam.

Pop!

Chinese consumers have more money than ever, and they still want to buy more real estate.

Shale 2.0

The industry is hurting from equipment and personnel shortages.

Temple Mount Crisis

Israel removes metal detectors from the Temple Mount in an effort to de-escalate the crisis.

Kleptocracy Watch

International and global governance organizations are prime targets for kleptocracy and graft.

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