Commentary

Defeating Disinformation Threats

Russia, to a smaller or larger extent, has deliberately challenged the Baltic states on both domestic and international levels since the breakup of the Soviet Union. After Russia began an unannounced war against Ukraine and occupied and annexed Crimea...

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Russia’s Political Influence in Bulgaria

Speaking on July 11, 2019, at an international conference in Batumi, Georgia, European Council President Donald Tusk declared, “The collapse of the Soviet Union was a blessing . . . to the whole of Central and Eastern Europe.” Bulgaria,...

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Can Oman Survive Its Own Neighborhood After the Death of Sultan Qaboos?

The small Gulf state of Oman’s identity is closely—if not inextricably—linked with the person of Sultan Qaboos, who passed away on January 10 after nearly 50 years in power. He singlehandedly transformed the country from a sleepy, closed-off country...

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Why Geopolitics Matters

Donald Trump, History, and the Foreign Policy Research Institute

An Ode to Alan Luxenberg

Looking Back to Lean Forward: The Study of History to Inform the Present and Shape the Future

An Appreciation of Alan Luxenberg

Alan Luxenberg

Then and Now: 1976 and 2020