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    Russia and the Threat to Liberal Democracy
    Dec09

    Russia and the Threat to Liberal Democracy

    Since the end of World War II, the most crucial underpinning of freedom in the world has been the vigor of the advanced liberal democracies and the alliances that bound them together. Through the Cold War, the key multilateral anchors were NATO, the expanding European Union, and the U.S.-Japan security alliance. With the end of the Cold War and...

    The Foreign Policy Milestones of 2017
    Dec07

    The Foreign Policy Milestones of 2017

    Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. 2016 witnessed many significant historical anniversaries: the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the 50th anniversary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and the 25th anniversary of the Gulf War, to name a few. 2017 will also see anniversaries of many significant...

    The Atlantic Hires Julia Ioffe to Cover Politics and Foreign Policy
    Dec06

    The Atlantic Hires Julia Ioffe to Cover Politics and Foreign Policy

    The Atlantic continues to grow its masthead with the hire of U.S. politics and foreign policy reporter Julia Ioffe. Currently a contributing writer for Politico Magazine, Ioffe will cover national security, foreign policy, and politics for The Atlantic magazine and TheAtlantic.com. She will begin with The Atlantic in early 2017.“Julia Ioffe is an...

    The Atlantic Daily: Following Leaders
    Dec03

    The Atlantic Daily: Following Leaders

    What We’re FollowingShifting Heads of State: Gambian President Yahya Jammeh conceded his country’s election today after an upset victory by Adama Barrow. Jammeh, who’s ruled for 22 years, took power in a 1994 coup and has long been accused of crushing dissent—but not this time, apparently. Over in France, President François...

    Between Putin and Trump
    Nov29

    Between Putin and Trump

    Few European leaders celebrated the results of the U.S. presidential election with as much gusto as much as Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary. It makes sense: Orban and President-elect Donald Trump share a love of border fences, an open admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin, a deep skepticism of American involvement abroad,...

    What’s So Great About American World Leadership?
    Nov23

    What’s So Great About American World Leadership?

    How has America come to elect a president who so starkly repudiated decades’ worth of the largely bipartisan vision of U.S. global leadership? And if that vision won’t be the basis of American foreign policy in the 21st century, what will replace it?The big message of 2016 is that large numbers of American voters, Democrat and...

    Cooperation With Russia Is Possible
    Nov22

    Cooperation With Russia Is Possible

    In his recent interview with Henry Kissinger, Jeffrey Goldberg asked the former secretary of state and national security advisor what he would advise the next president of the United States to do first. That president, Kissinger replied, should ask, “What are we”—the United States—“trying to achieve, even if we must pursue it alone? … What are we...

    What Happens to NATO Now?
    Nov21

    What Happens to NATO Now?

    “Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing,” then-presidential candidate Donald Trump mused in August, “if we actually got along with Russia and worked out some kind of deal where we go and knock the hell out of ISIS along with NATO and along with the countries that are in that area?” At other times, however, Trump publicly imagined himself engaged...

    Can America and Russia Both Be Great Again?
    Nov20

    Can America and Russia Both Be Great Again?

    All signs seem to point to a budding bromance between the American president-elect and the Russian president. Donald Trump has praised Vladimir Putin as a strong leader, proposed reconciling with Russia so they can fight terrorism together, raised doubts about America’s commitment to NATO and the independence of Ukraine, and argued that...

    The Knowns and Unknowns of Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy
    Nov19

    The Knowns and Unknowns of Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy

    By the time modern American presidents receive the keys to the White House, learn the identities of intelligence assets around the world, and obtain the nuclear-weapons codes, they have traditionally been well-defined, both by their long careers in public service by and an arduous election campaign. Their positions have been anchored to a...

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