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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    Is Russia’s Economy Doomed to Collapse?
    Jul02

    Is Russia’s Economy Doomed to Collapse?

    Sergey Aleksashenko Economics, Eurasia Putin must undertake serious reforms to keep the country competitive. “Russia is isolated with its economy in tatters,” said President Obama in his State of the Union address on January 20, 2015. At that time, many thought it was true: the Russian currency was in free fall, while the federal budget was...

    Russia Is Far From Isolated
    Jun30

    Russia Is Far From Isolated

    Nikolay Pakhomov Economics, Eurasia A recent economic summit shows the world still wants in. In 2014, when the White House started pressuring the chief executives of some of America’s largest companies to skip the event, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) gained an additional symbolic meaning. After the twentieth SPIEF...

    After Brexit, America Must Let Go of “More Europe”
    Jun29

    After Brexit, America Must Let Go of “More Europe”

    John Van Oudenaren Politics, Europe Time to consolidate U.S. gains. The British electorate’s stunning vote to leave the European Union has been followed by predictions in the United States about the dire consequences of this choice. The fate of the global economy and peace itself are said to be at risk, along with the ability of the United...

    Third Rome Rising: The Ideologues Calling for a New Russian Empire
    Jun28

    Third Rome Rising: The Ideologues Calling for a New Russian Empire

    Areg Galstyan Politics, Eurasia The neo-Byzantines believe Moscow will save Christendom. Russian society is actively discussing the recent visit of President Vladimir Putin to Greece, where he took part in the celebrations of the thousandth anniversary of Russian monks’ presence on Mount Athos. During his meeting with the clergy, the...

    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...

    Neocons Like Kagan Love Hillary. But Does Hillary Love Them Back?
    Jun24

    Neocons Like Kagan Love Hillary. But Does Hillary Love Them Back?

    Jacob Heilbrunn Politics, United States They need her more than she needs them. So Robert Kagan will be speaking at a fundraising event in Washington, DC for Hillary Clinton. This report from Foreign Policy magazine’s John Hudson should come as no surprise. Kagan has been playing foreign-policy footsie with Hillary Clinton for some time...

    Is Brexit an Economic Death Knell?
    Jun23

    Is Brexit an Economic Death Knell?

    Andrej Arpas Economics, Europe British trade with Europe suffers under even the sunniest projections. “Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon in front of them Volley’d and thunder’d; Storm’d at with shot and shell, Boldly they rode and well, Into the jaws of Death, Into the mouth of Hell Rode the six hundred.”...

    Shocking News for the US Army: They Might Lose the Wars of the Future
    Jun20

    Shocking News for the US Army: They Might Lose the Wars of the Future

    Dan Goure Security, Russia, China and others are catching up–a big problem for sure. The U.S. Army once was superior to every potential adversary in terms of combat power, what it called overmatch. This is no longer entirely true. In the future battlefields, the Army will face enemies that will be extremely lethal, more numerous, fighting...

    Russia’s Newest A2/AD Sphere: The South Caucasus?
    Jun20

    Russia’s Newest A2/AD Sphere: The South Caucasus?

    Eduard Abrahamyan Security, Russia, Armenia An air-defense deal with Armenia is part of a broader plan to thwart NATO in the Black Sea. While NATO is resolute in efforts to deter Russian assertiveness in its eastern flanks, Russia has embarked on creating a joint regional air-defense system with Armenia, in response to the Atlantic...

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