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Russian NGO Laws Deliver Another Blow

Russian NGO Laws Deliver Another Blow

Russia’s foreign NGO laws have delivered another hit — this time to one of the U.S.’s largest foundations.

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Russian Missile Sale and Iran’s Rearmament

Russian Missile Sale and Iran’s Rearmament

The sale of arms and ballistic missiles to Iran by Russia will likely become the first point of contention linked directly to the text of the deal.

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Putin’s Strategy is Divide and Conquer

Putin’s Strategy is Divide and Conquer

Putin’s goal is to sow dissent and discord within Europe’s ranks and erode the unity of the EU.

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Searching for—and Broadcasting—a New Gospel

Searching for—and Broadcasting—a New Gospel

A recent book examines the struggle in today’s Russia for what and whom to believe in.

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If Europe is from Venus, then Russia is from Mars

If Europe is from Venus, then Russia is from Mars

European policy that is being made in regards to the Russian aggression toward Ukraine is based on the same premise: There is no military solution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

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The Diplomatic Erosion of the SALT II Treaty: Russia Builds a New ICBM

The Diplomatic Erosion of the SALT II Treaty: Russia Builds a New ICBM

The threat of nuclear war was diminished greatly in the early 1980s after the SALT II treaty between the United States and Soviet Union created an agreed upon reduction of nuclear arms.

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Maritime and Cyber Security Lessons From Before World War I

Maritime and Cyber Security Lessons From Before World War I

Is the U.S. accidentally preparing for World War I again? In this two-part series, leading thinkers from a prior era of globalization instruct us on maritime and cyber security today.

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In Ukraine, Peace Should First be Made with Words

In Ukraine, Peace Should First be Made with Words

If there is one commonality bridging the gap between East and West over Ukraine, it’s the overzealous usage of empathic words to signal one side’s resilience and self-righteousness in the face of the other’s perceived aggression.

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The Slow Drift Towards a New Cold War

The Slow Drift Towards a New Cold War

A further reversal of the integration and cultural exchanges between Russia, Central Europe and Western Europe that took place after 1989 came about this week when the United States announced it would station added military forces in countries near the Russian border.

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Beijing Asserts, Hanoi Beefs Up

Beijing Asserts, Hanoi Beefs Up

Here in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the local government last week ordered its travel and tourism departments to draw up a feasibility study for tours to the Truong Sa (Spratly) islands, which Vietnam currently occupies.

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No Shangri-La in South China Sea

No Shangri-La in South China Sea

On Saturday in Singapore, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter addressed the attendants at the 14th Shangri-La Dialogue, a high-level security forum, asserting China’s recent land reclamation in the South China Sea was “out of step” with international norms, and adding his opposition to “any further militarization” in the region.

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Under the Radar: Russia’s Other Growth Spurt

Under the Radar: Russia’s Other Growth Spurt

Just over two months ago, newspapers and other media outlets provided substantial coverage of Russia’s activities in Crimea, more specifically the “celebration” marking one year since Russia’s annexation of the region.

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SIGNALS: A Candid Discussion with Dr. Philippa Malmgren

SIGNALS: A Candid Discussion with Dr. Philippa Malmgren

Paul Nash of the Foreign Policy Association speaks with Dr. Philippa Malmgren about her new book Signals: The Breakdown of the Social Contract and the Rise of Geopolitics.

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Tsipras and Putin Make Amends

Tsipras and Putin Make Amends

Like his predecessors, Tsipras understands that Greece’s economic crisis isn’t a burden it bears alone — it’s one that should fall on the shoulders of the whole of Europe.

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Will China’s New Bank Undermine the World Bank?

Will China’s New Bank Undermine the World Bank?

While these institutions have made some headway in meeting the infrastructure needs of Asian countries, some critics of the World Bank and ADB argue they are slow and bureaucratic, and impose stifling environmental and social constraints which deter investment.

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