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Section: The National Interest (USA)

    The Haphazard Invention of Romania
    Feb22

    The Haphazard Invention of Romania

    Aram Bakshian Jr. Politics, Europe Robert Kaplan describes a country uniquely defined by its troubles. Robert D. Kaplan, In Europe’s Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond (New York: Random House, 2016), 336 pp., $28.00. PRINCE METTERNICH once remarked, “the Balkans start at the Rennweg.” The Hapsburg...

    Obama in Havana: Turn Back to Human Rights
    Feb19

    Obama in Havana: Turn Back to Human Rights

    Ana Quintana Diplomacy, The Castro regime has a long history of using violence and poverty as tools of repression. Earlier this week, President Obama announced plans to visit Cuba in March. Logically—and more importantly—strategically, the visit makes no sense. Mr. Obama and General Raul Castro have already met. Their famous handshake occurred...

    The Russian Connection Between Syria and Ukraine
    Feb17

    The Russian Connection Between Syria and Ukraine

    Joseph S. Nye Jr Security, Eurasia Moscow may try to link cooperation in the Syrian crisis to relief from sanctions. For the last fifty-two years, leaders from around the world have gathered in Munich for an annual review of world security problems. This year’s discussion focused on the civil war in Syria. Not only is Syria a political and...

    What Russian Orthodoxy Wants From Pope Francis
    Feb12

    What Russian Orthodoxy Wants From Pope Francis

    Nicolai N. Petro Society, Europe This week’s Havana Summit is a historic opportunity. Although the Patriarchate of Constantinople holds a place of honor among the fourteen canonical Orthodox Churches, it is the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), the world’s largest, that has emerged as the leading spokesman for Orthodox Christians. Its...

    Why Is America Restarting the Cold War With Russia?
    Feb11

    Why Is America Restarting the Cold War With Russia?

    Dana Rohrabacher Security, Washington’s strategy toward Moscow is outmoded and misdirected. The president’s new budget proposal for 2017 calls for a 200 percent increase for our military spending in Europe aimed at Russia—perhaps the most provocative step yet in our apparent efforts to encircle and antagonize that country. Meanwhile,...

    Poland Wants More Than NATO Can Give
    Feb10

    Poland Wants More Than NATO Can Give

    John R. Deni Security, Europe Basing allied troops in NATO’s east remains improbable. The NATO alliance is treating Poland and other allies in the region like a buffer zone, refusing to permanently station troops there and hence provide the same level of security that has long been accorded other allies to the west, according to a Polish...

    The Rise of the New Authoritarians?
    Feb08

    The Rise of the New Authoritarians?

    John Hemmings Security, The West cannot resort to Cold War–style containment strategies with China and Russia. The news last week that the U.S. defense budget will increase dramatically to face challenges in Asia and Europe came as no surprise. In many ways, one could argue that it marks the beginning of a new deterrence strategy by the United...

    Why on Earth Would Russia Attack the Baltics?
    Feb08

    Why on Earth Would Russia Attack the Baltics?

    Doug Bandow Security, Eurasia The costs would be far greater than any returns. When the Cold War closed many people believed that history had ended. Peace had descended upon the earth. The lion was about to lie down with the lamb. The Second Coming seemed on its way. Europe was certain to be free and undivided. Alas, it hasn’t worked out...

    NATO’s Top 5 Weapons of War Pointed at Russia
    Feb03

    NATO’s Top 5 Weapons of War Pointed at Russia

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Over the past two years, Russia has behaved aggressively in Ukraine and stepped up its bomber and submarine patrols. Senior U.S. defense and foreign policy officials are increasingly focused on a resurgent Russia and the threat it might pose in Europe. Over the past two years, Russia has behaved aggressively in...

    Reviving American Power After Obama
    Feb02

    Reviving American Power After Obama

    Kim R. Holmes Global Governance, Americas Washington should confront its adversaries, not engage them. For the last seven years we have witnessed an unprecedented experiment based on a fundamental question: What would the world look like if the United States pulled back from its traditional leadership role? That was after all, the key thrust of...

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