U.S. Foreign Policy

Beyond COVID-19, Part 4: The U.S. “Angers” China and North Macedonia Joins NATO

Welcome to week three of social distancing and quarantine. Due to the increased number of cases in the United States, President Donald Trump has renewed all restrictions on social gatherings until the end of April. As everyone remains in...

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Military Exercise Defender Europe-20 is Cancelled: What Does It Mean for the Baltic States?

The US, with NATO, routinely conducts military exercises all over Europe, especially since the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 — exercises Russia inevitably condemns as destabilizing. The Defender Europe-20 exercise had just begun garnering increased attention in Western...

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France Wants a Western Reset with Russia. What Should That Look Like?

France once again is pushing for improved relations with Russia. For that to happen, Moscow would have to make major concessions, given its forcible change of European borders in 2014. While it may seem unlikely, particularly at the height...

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Beyond COVID-19, Part 3: Russia-Saudi Oil War and Developments in the Black Sea

This Round Table features a conversation between Thomas J. Shattuck, Managing Editor at FPRI, and Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Black Sea Fellow in the Eurasia Program at FPRI and Professor of National Security Affairs, holding the Captain Jerome E. Levy...

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Beyond COVID-19, Part 2: U.S. Marines Prepare for China and Russia Prepares to Vote

We are now in week two of self quarantine in the United States. As testing increases across the country, we are finally getting a sense of how widespread COVID-19 is. This is our second “installment” of Beyond COVID-19. The...

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The Effect of COVID-19 on the NATO Alliance

It is too early to ascertain the long-term impact of the coronavirus crisis on the health of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), but the COVID-19 pandemic is adding strains to pre-existing fracture points within the alliance. The news...

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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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Eastern Promises: Our German Problem

It’s comforting to believe that frequently rocky US-German relations over the last three years have been due largely to President ...

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Why the ‘loser’ in SNL’s NATO spoof is important

Jimmy Fallon’s Justin Trudeau swaggered into the NATO cafeteria with Paul Rudd’s Emmanuel Macron with the same pomp as any ...

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