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Despite Concerns, France Can Play an Important Role in NATO’s Future

Paris is not holding its breath for the upcoming NATO Summit in Newport, Wales.

Political Islam and the post-Cold War international order

30 September 2014

Religion in general and political Islam in particular is widely seen as responsible, at least in part, for a breakdown in the post-Cold War international political order.

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Leadership Changes at the European Union

05 September 2014

The European Union came to closure on the top remaining posts in the EU senior leadership last week.

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Poland’s Tusk as European Council President: A View from Warsaw

03 September 2014

WARSAW—For Poland, the choice of Prime Minister Donald Tusk to be the next President of the European Council is undoubtedly good news. The symbolism of Tusk’s appointment cannot be overlooked. Twenty-five years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, it is recognition of the successful transformation of Poland and much of Central Europe over the […]

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U.S. and European Publics Support a More Traditional Role for NATO

01 September 2014

The crises in Syria and Ukraine have exposed troubling shortfalls in NATO’s capabilities. Even as conflict moves closer to the borders of the European Union, the alliance has few options as to how to respond.

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Time to Erase the Line between Old and New NATO Members

29 August 2014

It is time to call a spade a spade. By annexing Crimea, supplying separatists with weapons and personnel, and now directly intervening in Ukraine, Russia has broken the rules-based system in Eastern Europe and has undermined international laws and norms.

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Lessons from History for the Transatlantic Relationship

Lessons from History for the Transatlantic Relationship

20 August 2014

Lubor Kysučan, an Assistant Professor at Palacký University Olomouc and a 2003 Marshall Memorial Fellow, argues that the tranatlantic alliance ought to look to the Roman Empire for models of stability and consensus.

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Following the New Silk Road: The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation

15 August 2014

A recent BST-supported project called “Following the New Silk Road” contributes in-depth local analysis on the region historically crossed by the Silk Road and on the development of the New Silk Road Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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Indonesia’s New President Can Deepen Cooperation with Europe and the United States

15 August 2014

Amid continuing violence in Syria, chaos in Iraq, and a precarious ceasefire in Gaza, it is easy to overlook the good news emerging from the Muslim world. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country and third-largest democracy, has a new leader.

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As Fulbright Shrinks, So Too Does U.S. Investment in Transatlantic Relations

13 August 2014

The Obama administration is pursuing a new approach to public diplomacy that stands to weaken U.S. ties abroad — and delivers its most profound blow to the transatlantic relationship.

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A New Era for Turkey Under President Erdoğan

11 August 2014

Elections have become a simple game in Turkey: a number of political parties and leaders compete and at the end Recep Tayyip Erdoğan always wins.

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