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    Europe’s migration crisis: What comes next?
    May12

    Europe’s migration crisis: What comes next?

    The EU is tackling its migration crisis on two major fronts, after roughly 1,800 people have died so far this year crossing the Mediterranean to Europe. Outside Brussels, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is pushing for a UN mandate to fight the deadly business of human traffickers in Libya, amid a pushback from Russia over the use of...

    Kerry flies to Sochi to meet with Russia’s Putin
    May11

    Kerry flies to Sochi to meet with Russia’s Putin

    Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other top officials on Tuesday in Sochi, Russia, the first such direct talks since tensions over Ukraine and other major global issues have escalated. The State Department said in a statement that Kerry and Putin will discuss a range of regional issues, including...

    Poroshenko’s Four Ds: A program for a new Ukraine
    May11

    Poroshenko’s Four Ds: A program for a new Ukraine

    Post-maidan Ukraine is at war. Not only against Russian invaders, but more generally against sovietism. This war has a military front in the East, but as important is the political, economic, social frontline in the rest of the country. Resisting the invaders and reforming the nation are the two fronts of a same fight: the struggle for the...

    A Polish stunner
    May11

    A Polish stunner

    WARSAW — Polish voters delivered a surprise heard around the Continent in Sunday’s presidential elections. Incumbent Bronisław Komorowski not only failed to win outright in the first round but lost narrowly to Andrzej Duda of the opposition Law and Justice party, according to an exit poll conducted by IPSOS for Poland’s three largest...

    The long arm of Vladimir Putin
    May10

    The long arm of Vladimir Putin

    In Ukraine, as in Chechnya and Georgia beforehand, Vladimir Putin operates through warfare, using bribery, fear and force to destroy his opponents. In the West, he operates through lawfare, using politically-motivated court cases to harass and paralyse individuals in his sights. The world has paid little attention to the Kremlin’s lawfare,...

    Stalin’s new clothes
    May09

    Stalin’s new clothes

    In the provincial city of Oryol, 230 miles from Moscow, preparations for the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi forces on May 9, known as Victory Day in Russia, have been underway for more than two weeks. The streets are plastered with billboards depicting scenes from WWII, and Stalin’s face gleams from signs on boths sides of...

    Poland talks down Putin but talks up Russia
    May08

    Poland talks down Putin but talks up Russia

    WARSAW — Showing disdain for Vladimir Putin while not offending the Russian people is the tricky diplomatic challenge now being attempted by Poland and the rest of the EU during competing observances of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Bronisław Komorowski, Poland’s president, tried to upstage the traditional...

    Gazprom is going down
    May08

    Gazprom is going down

    Once Russia’s chief lever of influence over the EU, Gazprom has been facing headwinds of late. On April 22, the European Commission unveiled a long-awaited list of charges alleging that Russia’s once most profitable company has breached EU anti-trust legislation by abusing its dominant position in Central and Eastern Europe. The...

    How to make Europe stronger
    May08

    How to make Europe stronger

    WASHINGTON — On the anniversary of VE Day on May 8, there will be celebrations grand and humble in cities and homes across Europe, in the United States, and in other nations that fought together with the Allies in World War II. This is a moment to celebrate the troops who reclaimed a continent from tyranny and to appreciate the world their...

    My vision for Europe
    May08

    My vision for Europe

    Today is the 70th anniversary of the allied victory in Europe — a day that stands as one of the greatest triumphs of freedom over oppression, liberty over tyranny, and good over evil in the history of the world. It speaks to the power of free peoples and free nations uniting together to pursue shared security and shared prosperity. Even after 70...

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