Peter Rough
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German Politics
The Hollow Center

Angela Merkel’s CDU will soon have to choose between competing with AfD for the hearts of law-and-order conservatives, or with the Greens for the hearts of urban liberals. Doing both may not be possible.

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Return of the Nation-State
Transatlantic Ties in a Populist Era

The European Union must rebalance in favor of that unfashionable but sturdy institution, the nation-state. U.S. diplomacy should assist.

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A Failed Approach
Reversing Course with Putin

President Obama got elected promising to always engage with implacable foes of the United States. Putin, for one, has taken advantage of Obama’s outreach every single time.

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