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Let Them Eat Crimean Butter

Let Them Eat Crimean Butter

“Liberty cabbage.” “Freedom fries.” And in Russia, there is now “Crimean Butter,” a new cheese brand introduced to consumers after the annexation of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation last spring.

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Standoff amongst Russia’s power elite in wake of opposition leader’s murder

Standoff amongst Russia’s power elite in wake of opposition leader’s murder

The murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov acted as a sobering reminder of Vladimir Putin’s ironclad grip on power.

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One Year On, the Fascist Myth Still Binds Crimea

One Year On, the Fascist Myth Still Binds Crimea

After twelve months, which have brought little change on the ground, a simple disarming slogan continues to function as the justification for Russia’s internationally condemned annexation: “at least they’re not shooting here.”

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Corruption Always Foreshadows a Future Economic Downgrade

Corruption Always Foreshadows a Future Economic Downgrade

For both Russia and Brazil, though, it seems like corruption isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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Boris Nemtsov: More than a Putin foe

Boris Nemtsov: More than a Putin foe

Nemtsov’s rich and varied legacy must be remembered and commemorated in disassociation of Vladimir Putin – for what he believed in, not just what he opposed.

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Poland and CSDP: From Wales to Warsaw with a strategic stopover in Brussels

Poland and CSDP: From Wales to Warsaw with a strategic stopover in Brussels

In terms of security policy, 2014 was unique for Europe. In this context, a new priority setting in security policy was a necessity.

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Only Bad Options in Eastern Ukraine

Only Bad Options in Eastern Ukraine

The recent meeting of German, French, Russian and Ukrainian leaders to begin a cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine has already been broken.

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Does the Egyptian Military Regime Work for U.S. and Allies?

Does the Egyptian Military Regime Work for U.S. and Allies?

Since the Egyptian military ousted former President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood government in a coup in July 2013, a stricter and an increasingly oppressive rule governs Africa’s third most populous country, but one that may not be that unwelcome with the U.S. or its allies.

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Call to arm Ukraine misreads Russia’s response

Call to arm Ukraine misreads Russia’s response

As the latest round of peace talks aimed at putting an end to the crisis in Ukraine continues in Minsk, debate is growing in Washington about the virtues of providing Kiev with military equipment for its ongoing offensive against the pro-Russian rebels who control the country’s easternmost regions.

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Obama’s High-Profile Visit to India Irks Beijing

Obama’s High-Profile Visit to India Irks Beijing

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to Barack Obama to attend India’s Republic Day on Monday was not only a great honor bestowed upon the U.S. president but also packed with implications for Chinese foreign policy and influence in the Asia Pacific.

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U.S. policy forces Nigeria to turn east

U.S. policy forces Nigeria to turn east

If the reports of the dead are true, this would be Boko Haram’s deadliest attack to date. War between the Islamic extremist group and Nigeria began in 2009, and has claimed an estimated 13,000 lives in six years.

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The BRICS Under Cheap Oil

The BRICS Under Cheap Oil

The rapid rise in the value of the U.S. dollar and the effect of new riches in the U.S. energy market has left many adversaries of the U.S. with serious future financial issues

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A Candid Discussion with Ambassador Christopher Hill

A Candid Discussion with Ambassador Christopher Hill

Ambassador Hill sat down with Reza Akhlaghi of the Foreign Policy Association to discuss his new book and share his views on U.S. foreign policy.

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Conflict in the East and South China Seas: A Wikistrat Simulation

Conflict in the East and South China Seas:  A Wikistrat Simulation

Last week saw yet another meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) which was hosted by Myanmar President Thein Sein on Nov. 12 and 13. ASEAN nations had initially hoped for further progress on territorial issues related to the East and South China Seas, yet once again came away with little agreement from Beijing.

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The S-300 Missile Threat in Middle Eastern Conflicts

The S-300 Missile Threat in Middle Eastern Conflicts

While the U.S. and the coalition against ISIS make attacks on targets in Iraq and Syria, there remains an uneasy relationship between Assad’s government and the U.S.

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