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    ‘You can lose it all’: War in Ukraine turns 1.7 million people into refugees
    Jun27

    ‘You can lose it all’: War in Ukraine turns 1.7 million people into refugees

    The war between Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels, along with Russia’s annexation of Crimea, has forced more than 1.7 million people from their homes to other parts of Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Post-Brexit: EU Still a Superpower
    Jun27

    Post-Brexit: EU Still a Superpower

    By Steven HillYes, the EU is juggling a number of daunting situations. But that’s what superpowers do.If you type the words “European Union” and “crisis” into the Google search engine, you instantly receive 115 million hits. When I did that back in 2009, before the eurozone crisis, “only” 58 million hits popped up. Is the EU really in that...

    NATO’s Shifting Priorities: The View from Georgia
    Jun27

    NATO’s Shifting Priorities: The View from Georgia

    Tedo Japaridze Security, Eurasia The road to Warsaw is not a narrative of confrontation with Russia. This year’s Warsaw Summit in July focuses on stability beyond “our borders.” The notion of stability is straightforward. Euro-Atlantic partners want to contain the dangers emerging from failed states on the periphery of Europe and seek the...

    The Rubio-Led Assault on Rose Gottemoeller
    Jun27

    The Rubio-Led Assault on Rose Gottemoeller

    Daniel R. DePetris Politics, Americas Why are Senate Republicans opposing her nomination as NATO number two? The nomination of Deputy Secretary General to NATO doesn’t usually make waves. The post doesn’t receive the acclaim or attention of the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe or the NATO Secretary-General. Indeed, the deputy...

    The End of the West As We Know It?

    I am happy yet somewhat wistful addressing I guess for the tenth and last time the Lennart Meri Conference. I am hardly presumptuous enough to echo Dean Acheson in claiming I was “Present at the Creation”, but I certainly feel like a midwife to this annual event—one of the more successful non-digital developments in this country of the past...

    Does ‘Brexit’ Mean Security Woes Are Next?
    Jun27

    Does ‘Brexit’ Mean Security Woes Are Next?

    The comment last spring was startling, coming as it did from NATO’s commander. “Russia and the Assad regime are deliberately weaponizing migration from Syria in an attempt to overwhelm European structures and break European resolve,” U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, since retired, said of Moscow’s Vladimir Putin and his...

    They Brexit, You Own It
    Jun27

    They Brexit, You Own It

    Despite polls showing an election too close to call, most observers, fooled by their own personal preferences, refused to even countenance the possibility that British voters, participating in a rare plebiscite, would prefer to leap into the unknown rather than to stay in the admittedly-flawed European Union. Yet as of June 24, 2016, Brexit is...

    Kerry to visit Brussels, London for talks on UK’s EU exit
    Jun26

    Kerry to visit Brussels, London for talks on UK’s EU exit

    ROME (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will rush to Brussels and London on Monday to meet the top British and European Union diplomats, as the world grapples with the implications of Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union. Kerry will bring messages of support. Less likely: Answers or even suggestions for how to deal...

    Brexit Vote Jolts EU-Membership Hopes in Three Former Soviet States
    Jun26

    Brexit Vote Jolts EU-Membership Hopes in Three Former Soviet States

    Image: Brexit. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com British voters’ decision to leave the European Union has reduced the chance that three countries in the former Soviet Union will be able to get out from under Russia’s thumb. Without the support of Britain, which was the most vocal EU opponent of the Kremlin’s aggression against countries...

    Obama loses reliable partner, faces uncertainty after Brexit
    Jun25

    Obama loses reliable partner, faces uncertainty after Brexit

    WASHINGTON — For the first 7½ years of his presidency, Barack Obama could rely on the United Kingdom to back him up at nearly every turn, knowing British leaders had both the global clout and shared perspective to be powerful U.S. partners. He enters his final months in office with that sense of certainty shattered by the U.K.’s decision to...