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Berlin Fears a High Court Ruling Could Threaten the European Union

Berlin Fears a High Court Ruling Could Threaten the European Union

The Greek economy ended its four-year exile from international markets last week with a triumphant 3 billion euro (about $4.1 billion) bond sale. The global financial media trumpeted this somewhat unexpected achievement as a sign that things were finally turning around in the European Union's most ...

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Russia in Latin America: The Problem We Have Chosen to Ignore

As  Russian control of Crimea consolidates and the fear of a potential invasion of continental Ukraine increases, Russian activities closer to home in the Western Hemisphere have been largely overlooked or perhaps just disregarded. There have been reports of  increasing Russian ...

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Why Turkey's Local Elections May Have Global Impact

Why Turkey's Local Elections May Have Global Impact

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Driving into Istanbul from Ataturk International Airport, the image looms, enormous and omnipresent: the stubbornly stern face of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan."I've spent a lot of time in Libya and Iraq," one Turkish businessman told me of the ...

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From Estonia to Azerbaijan: American Strategy After Ukraine

From Estonia to Azerbaijan: American Strategy After Ukraine

As I discussed last week, the fundamental problem that Ukraine poses for Russia,  beyond a long-term geographical threat, is a crisis  in internal legitimacy. Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent his  time in power rebuilding the authority of the Russian state within ...

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Protesters in Lviv Raise the Stakes in Ukraine's Crisis

As the standoff in Independence Square continues in Kiev, the western part of Ukraine has added a more serious element to the country's internal struggle. On Wednesday, several administration buildings were taken over by protesters in the west, including in Khmelnytskyi, Ivano-Frankivsk, ...

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The American Public's Indifference to Foreign Affairs

The American Public's Indifference to Foreign Affairs

Last week, several events took place that were important to their respective regions and potentially to the world. Russian government officials suggested turning Ukraine into a federation, following weeks of renewed demonstrations in Kiev. The Venezuelan government was confronted with violent ...

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A More Assertive German Foreign Policy

A More Assertive German Foreign Policy

The Ukrainian crisis is important in itself, but the behavior it has elicited from Germany is perhaps more important. Berlin directly challenged Ukraine's elected president for refusing to tighten relations with the European Union and for mistreating Ukrainians who protested his decision. In ...

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Perspectives on the Ukrainian Protests

Perspectives on the Ukrainian Protests

A few months ago, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich was expected to sign some agreements that could eventually integrate Ukraine with the European Union economically. Ultimately, Yanukovich refused to sign the agreements, a decision thousands of his countrymen immediately protested. The ...

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The Geopolitics of the Syrian Civil War

The Geopolitics of the Syrian Civil War

International diplomats will gather Jan. 22 in the Swiss town of Montreux to hammer out a settlement designed to end Syria's three-year civil war. The conference, however, will be far removed from the reality on the Syrian battleground. Only days before the conference was scheduled to begin, a ...

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