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    Do Not Give Up on Russian Democracy
    Sep19

    Do Not Give Up on Russian Democracy

    Transatlantic TakeTo no one’s surprise, Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Russia came nowhere close to challenging President Vladimir Putin’s regime. His United Russia party remains utterly dominant, and the only three other parties in the Duma will be the co-opted “systemic” opposition parties, such the Communists. The...

    Belarus Elections: Invisible, But Not Trivial
    Sep14

    Belarus Elections: Invisible, But Not Trivial

    Photo by Serge Serebro In what may well qualify as their country’s most invisible election ever, Belarusians went to vote for a new parliament last Sunday (11 September). Only once the polls closed did the ballot draw broader attention: for the first time in over a decade a pair of opposition-minded candidates made it into the House of...

    Triumph of Internationalism or Trumping of Revisionism Begins at the 2016 G20
    Aug31

    Triumph of Internationalism or Trumping of Revisionism Begins at the 2016 G20

    Transatlantic TakeThe rise of authoritarianism and nationalist-driven aggressive foreign policy has become a ubiquitous phenomenon around the world today. In particular, China and Russia have been challenging the status quo by force from Crimea to the South China Sea. While divergent interests are guiding such self-aggrandizing behavior, Beijing...

    Summer Reading List for Foreign Policy Wonks
    Aug10

    Summer Reading List for Foreign Policy Wonks

    Transatlantic TakeThis is not the kind of year that lends itself to “beach reads”. Instead, we thought our Transatlantic Take readers might want to use the slower summer months to catch up on things we have published on the many headline issues that will accompany us past the summer months into the fall — and, unfortunately, probably well beyond....

    Summer Reading List for Foreign Policy People
    Aug10

    Summer Reading List for Foreign Policy People

    Transatlantic TakeThis is not the kind of year that lends itself to “beach reads”. Instead, we thought our Transatlantic Take readers might want to use the slower summer months to catch up on things we have published on the many headline issues that will accompany us past the summer months into the fall — and, unfortunately, probably well beyond....

    Lessons from Ukraine: Why a Europe-Led Geo-Economic Strategy is Succeeding
    Jul27

    Lessons from Ukraine: Why a Europe-Led Geo-Economic Strategy is Succeeding

    Over the past three years, the United States, Europe, and other Western allies have been unexpectedly successful at maintaining a unified, coherent, and effective policy to block Russian assertiveness. This is true even though proximity, intense interests, and the decision by Europe and the United States to rule out direct use of military force...

    Assurance Versus Stability: Eastern Flank after the Summit
    Jul15

    Assurance Versus Stability: Eastern Flank after the Summit

    Life is Warsaw is returning to its normal pace after the world leaders left the city marking the end of the 2016 NATO Summit. The capital, as well as Poland and the broader Eastern Flank, feels considerably safer and more assured after numerous firm decisions were made at the summit. Polish President Andrzej Duda stressed that “these were...

    A European “Special Relationship”? The French View on Germany and NATO
    Jul14

    A European “Special Relationship”? The French View on Germany and NATO

    Transatlantic TakeThe deliverables announced at the conclusion of the NATO Summit on July 9, combined with the positive outcome of the German White Paper on defense released just a few days later, look promising for French strategic interests. While signs point toward more robust security in Europe and more EU-NATO cooperation, some fault lines...

    The British Crisis: Monday, July 11, 2016
    Jul11

    The British Crisis: Monday, July 11, 2016

    Hans Kundnani, senior transatlantic fellow, will be delivering on-the-ground reports from London as Brexit unfolds. Check back for regular updates. LONDON – The United Kingdom finally has certainty about who the next prime minister will be: Theresa May. As the most prominent Conservative campaigners to leave the EU, including Boris Johnson and...

    Russia Seeks Engagement, But Offers Nothing
    Jul06

    Russia Seeks Engagement, But Offers Nothing

    Transatlantic TakeRussian authorities now want to reengage with Western capitals and discuss sanctions. But, they are offering no concession to governments that have grown distrustful of Russian words and deeds, and are determined not to let Moscow get away with armed subversion in Ukraine. They want to talk, but do not budge. Their refrain is...

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