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    How to tame Putin
    Oct02

    How to tame Putin

    Vladimir Putin isn’t just undermining our democracy, he’s securing his own long-term power in Russia by destabilizing the West — a strategy that United States and Europe have been dangerously slow to understand and counteract. That was the unnerving takeaway from a high-level working group POLITICO convened on the sidelines of the...

    Poland and Hungary stand united (except on Russia)
    Sep23

    Poland and Hungary stand united (except on Russia)

    BUDAPEST — Poland and Hungary are teaming up in their fight against Brussels, even though they are divided on how precisely to approach dealings with the EU and on other major foreign policy matters. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met Poland’s Beata Szydło in Warsaw on Friday, just ahead of a meeting of European affairs ministers on...

    Trump’s UN speech was bad, but let’s not lose our heads
    Sep20

    Trump’s UN speech was bad, but let’s not lose our heads

    Contrary to all those breathless commentators on cable news, President Donald Trump’s maiden speech to the United Nations was not a rallying cry for war akin to President George W. Bush’s 2002 U.N. address that hyped the Iraqi threat and was followed several months later by the U.S. invasion of Iraq. That was also the speech in which...

    Battleground Berlin: Will Russian-Germans vote for the far right?
    Sep17

    Battleground Berlin: Will Russian-Germans vote for the far right?

    BERLIN — As long as the Russian-speaking enclave on Berlin’s eastern edge voted for the far left, it was largely invisible on the German political map. But then its residents started voting for the far right. Widespread support among Russian-speaking Germans is one of the key elements that is expected to propel the anti-immigrant...

    UK wants ‘deep security partnership’ with EU post Brexit
    Sep12

    UK wants ‘deep security partnership’ with EU post Brexit

    The British government wants a “deep security partnership” with the European Union after Brexit that is closer than with any other country outside the bloc. The U.K. lays out its position on future security cooperation with the EU in a paper to be published Tuesday in which it emphasizes the mutual benefits of working across the Brexit divide....

    Barcelona mayor hesitates on Catalan referendum over court fears
    Sep09

    Barcelona mayor hesitates on Catalan referendum over court fears

    Ada Colau, the mayor of Barcelona, and officials in other major Catalan municipalities have pushed back on requests to host an upcoming referendum on Catalan independence planned for October 1 amid fears that Spain’s courts will sanction politicians and officials. The move by local governments covering a third of Catalonia’s...

    Merkel’s ‘forgotten sisters’
    Sep07

    Merkel’s ‘forgotten sisters’

    Germany FAZ’s front page featured an interview with Kostiantyn Yeliseyev, the foreign policy adviser to Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. Yeliseyev slammed German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel’s push to lift sanctions against Russia before Moscow fulfills its obligations under the Minsk Agreement as “irresponsible,”...

    Preventing disaster in Donbas
    Aug31

    Preventing disaster in Donbas

    VIENNA — Ukraine suffered one of the most horrendous man-made disasters in recent memory — the Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986. It is now suffering through a war that is poisoning relations between Donbas and the rest of Ukraine, polluting the political climate between Kiev and Moscow and tainting the relationship...

    World in midst of ‘Cold War 2.0,’ says Germany’s Sigmar Gabriel
    Aug27

    World in midst of ‘Cold War 2.0,’ says Germany’s Sigmar Gabriel

    German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel has warned the world is facing a “new phase of nuclear rearmament,†and is in the midst of “Cold War 2.0.†In an interview with German paper Bild, Gabriel spoke of the new “ice age†between the West and Russia and the danger of both sides building...

    Chernobyl: City of ghosts
    Aug20

    Chernobyl: City of ghosts

    PRIPYAT, Ukraine — In a post-Cold War world, the fear of nuclear holocaust has receded from the global consciousness. Donald Trump’s threat of unleashing “fire and fury like the world has never seen” against North Korea was an untimely and unwelcome reminder of a past, perilous era. Even by Trump’s...

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