Posted on Agnieszka Marczyk FootNotesConfidence in the future of democracy has been shaken by the authoritarian resurgence of the past decade, and some now argue that it is not realistic for the U.S. to continue to champion democracy abroad. Does Democracy Matter? provides the conclusions of eleven scholars and practitioners from widely different ...Posted on Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein E-NotesOver the past couple of weeks since North Korea successfully tested an inter-continental ballistic missile capable of reaching Alaska (potentially with nuclear weapons), the United States and much of the world have lived under a heightened sense of urgency about North Korea’s missile capabilities. Policymakers from the Left to ...Posted on Victoria Marklew The American Review of Books, Blogs, and BullAs a piece of geopolitical theater, the announcement of the EU-Japan trade agreement on July 6 could not be beat. On his way to the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a detour to Brussels where he and European Council President Donald Tusk announced ...Posted on Ronald J. Granieri The American Review of Books, Blogs, and BullIn his speech in Warsaw this past Thursday, President Donald Trump offered the closest thing yet to a coherent overall vision for world affairs. Delivering a text reportedly written by two of his most conservative and combative advisers (Steve Bannon and Steven Miller) and designed to appeal to his ...Posted on Ronald J. Granieri The American Review of Books, Blogs, and BullThis weekend, the world’s most powerful leaders will gather in Hamburg for the G-20 summit. The main event for many observers will be the first (or at least the first publicly confirmed) face-to-face meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Also in the spotlight, however, will ...
Featured ItemsThe heart of distrust Ankara feels towards the West lies in an existential issue: Western tolerance, and at times support for, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a Marxist-Leninist, and more recently, Kurdish nationalist insurgency. The PKK is recognized as ...The conflict in Transnistria is the last secessionist conflict in the post-Soviet space that remains “frozen,” in the sense that unlike in Georgia or Nagorno-Karabakh, both sides agree on the boundary line, and there is no ongoing fighting. Nevertheless, ...Montenegro’s recent accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) sent an important political message to Russia’s post-Soviet neighbors: NATO’s door remains open to new members no matter the security environment. This signal will likely propel many post-Soviet countries ...
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