Andrew A. Michta
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Crisis in Ukraine
Stopping Putin’s Irredentist Project

The West is treating the fighting in eastern Ukraine as a sui generis crisis, rather than what it is: part of Putin’s larger strategy.

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Russia and Ukraine
Time to Take Sides

President Obama and Europe’s leaders must take this opportunity to explain to their publics that Ukraine’s choice of a pro-Western orientation deserves our support simply because it is in our interest.

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America the Hesitant

With Europe AWOL, can the Obama Administration lead NATO on Russia policy?

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Back in the Middle?
U.S. Needs New Bases in Central Europe

President Obama sounded the right notes in Warsaw last week when he reassured Central Europeans of America’s commitment to NATO. Now he needs to back that commitment by shoring up Europe’s northeast.

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The Crisis in Ukraine
Europe’s Divisions

When it comes to responding to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, Europe is caught between corporate interests, regional security differences, and thoroughly postmodern publics. But the United States can still help clear up the allies’ strategic confusion.

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Crisis in Ukraine
Known Unknowns

A fog of uncertainty has descended on Ukraine and Eastern Europe, but there are still a few things that we do know (as well as a few things that we know we don’t know).

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Back to Basics
A Strategy for Eurasia

It’s time to restore Transatlantic security relations to their central place in U.S. national security strategy.

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Countering Putin
Doubling Down On NATO

The United States needs to respond to Moscow’s partition of Ukraine. Redeploying NATO forces in Eastern and Central Europe would be a good first step to a comprehensive deterrence strategy.

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ruing the "reset"
The U.S.-Russia Problem: A Four-Step Recovery Program

If the United States is to push back against Russia’s incursion into Ukraine, it must set aside wishful thinking and breathless rhetoric about a new “Cold War” and get to work shoring up its neglected Transatlantic alliances.

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The Best Offense
When Missile Defense Is About More Than Missiles

U.S. and NATO missile defense plans are about more than just guarding against rogue missile threats from Iran. They will shape the U.S.-Russia relationship and, more importantly, long-term relations between America and Europe.

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