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Andrew A. Michta
On Europe & Security
Putin's World
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Russia’s Shadowboxing with NATO

Putin rings in the New Year with a blustery new National Security Strategy.

Rise of the Right
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Twilight of the Elites

The rise of the political right in Europe signals a potentially enduring change in public sentiment that could reorder the core tenets of the European project.

Terror in Paris
Will the West Mobilize to Defend Itself?

The Paris attacks are another wake-up call for the West. We need to protect our borders, meet the enemy where he lives, and remind ourselves of the values we stand for.

Poland’s Elections
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No, the Sky Isn’t Falling

The Law and Justice party’s sweeping victory in Poland will reshape the country’s politics, but predictions of a euroskeptic lurch are premature.

Ukraine & Syria
Putin’s Pianos

The largest audience for Putin’s Syrian concerto isn’t in the Middle East or the U.S. but in Europe.

The Schengen Wave
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Europe’s Immigration Problem Is Structural

Europe’s border-free internal zone, one of the EU’s most prized accomplishments, may yet fall as a result of the refugee crisis.

Leadership Crisis
A Stasis in Europe

Germany’s “Watchful Waiting” is the watchword for the Continent.

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The U.S. Should Invest in a Europe Strategy

Left to its own devices by the U.S., Europe has once again become a problem continent. The Transatlantic community needs to re-discover its common bonds in collective security.

Beware of Greeks Bearing Debts
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Grexit May Be Europe’s Teaching Moment

The unfolding Greek tragedy is about more than economics. It’s also about the EU’s democracy deficit.

Penny Wise & Pound Foolish
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Scrooged: Can NATO Be Fixed?

Russia annexes Crimea, invades Ukraine, menaces the Baltics. NATO responds with…defense spending cuts?

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Turkey’s "NINO" Status

The days when NATO could command the loyalty of its members, necessitating that they handle disputes with co-parties discreetly, are long past.

Frack Baby Frack

We’re heading into uncharted waters, thanks to shale.

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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.

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