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What Putin Really Feared In Ukraine

Chris Miller · ·

What are Vladimir Putin’s goals in Ukraine? What prompted the Kremlin to annex Crimea, foster an insurgency on its own border, and provoke the region’s most dangerous crisis since the end of the Cold War? Most analysts have assessed Moscow’s policy through the perspective of Russia’s enduring interests in Ukraine, whether cultural, economic, or strategic.

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Hungary: Going in the Wrong Direction?

John R. Haines · ·

Hungary's new official state ideology, according to philosopher Gáspár Miklós Tamás, is "a mixture of euro-skeptic nationalism and ethnicism."  To wit, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's statement after taking his oath of office in May 2014, “In the European Union elections we must tell Brussels loudly and resolutely: respect the Hungarians!”...

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The Islamic State’s Electronic Outreach

Lawrence Husick · ·

Over the past several months the world has witnessed a new media creation of jihadis - al Hayat (“life”) Media Center (not to be confused with the liberal pan-Arab newspaper of the same name) - and has seen a new level of sophistication in messaging and brutality in content, and of effectiveness in communication. In print through the glossy online magazine “Dabiq” and on the...

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Michael Hayden to Keynote FPRI's Annual Dinner and Receive 10th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award

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The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is proud to announce that Gen. (Ret.) Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, will receive the 10th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service at the organization’s 2014 Annual Dinner. General Hayden will also deliver the keynote address at the event, which will be held in Philadelphia on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

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