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    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...

    Obama’s Last Trip to Europe, and the Burdens that Divide
    Jul06

    Obama’s Last Trip to Europe, and the Burdens that Divide

    Transatlantic TakeWASHINGTON—Barack Obama’s visit to Poland this week for the NATO Summit will likely be his last time in Europe as President. And in many ways, it is a bookend to his trip to the continent exactly eight years ago, in July 2008 as a candidate for president, when he spoke before 200,000 enthralled Germans packed into...

    Russian Elites are Worried: The Unpredictability of Putinism
    Jun30

    Russian Elites are Worried: The Unpredictability of Putinism

    Russian elites are worried. The economic recession, Western sanctions, and semi-isolation are endangering the personal and professional interests of most of the upper middle classes, scientific and cultural elites, top-ranking administrators, and small and medium entrepreneurs. The new confrontational course in relations with Western countries...

    Russian Elites are Worried: The Unpredictability of Putin
    Jun30

    Russian Elites are Worried: The Unpredictability of Putin

    Russian elites are worried. The economic recession, Western sanctions, and semi-isolation are endangering the personal and professional interests of most of the upper middle classes, scientific and cultural elites, top-ranking administrators, and small and medium entrepreneurs. The new confrontational course in relations with Western countries...

    Rethinking Deterrence: Adapting an Old Concept to New Challenges
    Jun30

    Rethinking Deterrence: Adapting an Old Concept to New Challenges

    Russia’s aggressive moves have returned military power politics to the European continent. This has revived the Cold War concept of deterrence, which will be the focus of the 2016 NATO Warsaw Summit. However, discussions on increasing the number of rotational forces in Eastern Europe are only ad hoc measures that address islands of a...

    How Ukraine Can Open Its Door to NATO
    Jun28

    How Ukraine Can Open Its Door to NATO

    Ukraine’s top priority needs to be its domestic policy. Success at home will determine the rest, including strengthening Ukraine’s partnership with NATO. To make a case that Kyiv is a reliable partner of the Alliance, it must first start to modernize all fields of government, military, and the private sector. Ukraine must continue to...

    The Big Worry in Berlin is Now France and its Eurosceptic Voters
    Jun27

    The Big Worry in Berlin is Now France and its Eurosceptic Voters

    Photo: Tobias Koch Over the past few months, Europeans have gradually wrapped their heads around the idea that the United Kingdom might actually vote to leave the European Union. Contingency plans were developed to prevent “contagion” and stop the EU unravelling. Yet when Europeans woke up on Friday morning to discover the Brits had actually done...

    Nord Stream 2: Commercial Project or Geopolitical Threat?
    Jun20

    Nord Stream 2: Commercial Project or Geopolitical Threat?

    In each installment of “CGI Asks,” a selection of experts respond to a question about developments related to Russia and the region. This week, as Russian and German leaders were set to discuss the construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, we asked whether the project was mainly a commercial enterprise, or a...

    Marshall Memorial Fellowship: The Last Frontier and Navy (In)Security
    Jun20

    Marshall Memorial Fellowship: The Last Frontier and Navy (In)Security

    Surveying Alaska’s picturesque landscape, observing its fantastic wildlife, with only three available roads connecting cities and most of the destinations accessible only by small airplanes – the last thing you want to think of there are military challenges. But is the Last Frontier really secure? Being from the littoral region of a country...

    Beyond NATO’s Eastern Border: Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova
    Jun14

    Beyond NATO’s Eastern Border: Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova

    When NATO leaders convene for their 27th summit in Warsaw, the challenges set before them are greater than at any moment since the end of the Cold War. The Eastern challenge from President Vladimir Putin is overlaid by the mass exodus from the Middle East and North Africa and the brutal terrorist attacks in France, Belgium, and elsewhere. These...

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