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    Our Warped Understanding of ‘Strength’ in Foreign Policy
    Sep12

    Our Warped Understanding of ‘Strength’ in Foreign Policy

    Dan Drezner makes an important and often overlooked point: One could counter that Putin’s geopolitical grabs in Ukraine and Syria show his increasing influence — except that it’s worth remembering that in 2008, Putin had stable, loyal cronies in charge of both countries. He’s now lost Ukraine, and Syria is a war zone....

    SitRep: Exclusive With Embattled Navy Officer; Syria Ceasefire Starts Monday
    Sep12

    SitRep: Exclusive With Embattled Navy Officer; Syria Ceasefire Starts Monday

    Russian War Games in Crimea; Pentagon Arsenal Plane Still Far Off; And Lots More …read more Source: Foreign...

    The Daily Vertical: An Illegitimate Duma
    Sep12

    The Daily Vertical: An Illegitimate Duma

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Briefing: Russia’s Election Show
    Sep12

    The Briefing: Russia’s Election Show

    What should we be watching for in Russia’s State Duma election? Listen to the Power Vertical Briefing. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Donald Trump gets a pass
    Sep12

    Why Donald Trump gets a pass

    Donald Trump’s trip to Mexico was declared a success even after he mischaracterized the crux of his conversation with Mexico’s president. The GOP nominee is now described as “presidential” for shifting from insult-filled, ad-lib performances to insult-filled scripted speeches. And he scored points for confidence and style despite...

    Obama’s Nuclear Deal Invalidated UN Resolutions That Curb Iran
    Sep12

    Obama’s Nuclear Deal Invalidated UN Resolutions That Curb Iran

    The Obama administration has quietly voiced warnings that its putative deal with the Russian government is at a breaking point, and said it is running out of patience over Moscow’s prevarication and failed promises on Syria. However, there is a clear contradiction between the stance of the US defense secretary, Ashton Carter, who is skeptic...

    An Opposition Member Has Been Elected to Belarus’ Parliament For the First Time in 20 Years
    Sep12

    An Opposition Member Has Been Elected to Belarus’ Parliament For the First Time in 20 Years

    Elections in Belarus on Sunday landed an opposition party member a seat in the country’s parliament for the first time in two decades, in a closely monitored poll that could signal better relations with the West. Anna Konopatskaya, a member of the opposition United Civil Party, and Elena Anisim — an independent candidate who reportedly has...

    Russia Re-Emerges as a Great Power in the Middle East
    Sep12

    Russia Re-Emerges as a Great Power in the Middle East

    For the leader of an ex-global power whose economy is in disarray, Vladimir Putin is having a pretty good 2016. His ships sail the South China Sea, supporting China’s defiance of international law. The Japanese Prime Minister brushes Washington’s protests aside to meet with him. Putin’s Russia digs itself more thoroughly into...

    Trump wants to make America great — by making it like Russia
    Sep12

    Trump wants to make America great — by making it like Russia

    AP Photo/Evan Vucci Wednesday night’s “Commander-in-Chief Forum,” presented by NBC News and MSNBC, was a debacle. Every network that’s hosting a presidential debate in the next seven weeks should study the video to learn how not to interrogate Donald Trump. But Trump still managed, through boastful indifference, to reveal the most...

    Will the Next President Restore U.S. Primacy?
    Sep12

    Will the Next President Restore U.S. Primacy?

    David Rieff Security, Americas America can no longer do whatever it wants, wherever it wants. Assuming Hillary Clinton wins in November (if Donald Trump wins, all bets are off for we will be in uncharted territory, perhaps even the Bermuda Triangle, in both domestic and international policy), the issue of U.S. primacy will reappear with a...