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Section: The American Interest (USA)

      The German Drawdown Debacle
      Jun10

      The German Drawdown Debacle

      In one sense, the contretemps over the White House’s threat to use active-duty Army forces to secure order in Washington, DC has been a blessing to the Trump Administration, for it largely diverted media and political attention from the president’s decision—the day before the anniversary of the “D-Day” landings in Normandy in 1944—to...

      Don’t Let Putin’s Pipe Dreams Become Reality
      Jun09

      Don’t Let Putin’s Pipe Dreams Become Reality

      While the world has been preoccupied with the global coronavirus pandemic and the ravaged economies it has left in its wake, Russia has actively sought to use the crisis as a distraction to circumvent U.S. sanctions. These include those announced in December that halted the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany through...

      When Past Isn’t Prologue
      Jun08

      When Past Isn’t Prologue

      The coronavirus crisis has brought us more than enough chaos, suffering, and hardship, but it has also given us something valuable: a golden opportunity to think. The drama unfolding before our very eyes should allow us to question the comfortable clichés that have arisen from intellectual rigidity and complacency. Our perception of Russia is one...

      The Rumpelstiltskin Syndrome
      Jun05

      The Rumpelstiltskin Syndrome

      The G7 summit, which Donald Trump just ditched, isn’t exactly the pinnacle of great-power politics. Like the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is just a nice place to be. Nothing is ever decided in either locale. The speeches are canned, the talking points carefully vetted. The key phrases of the G7 communique are hashed out ahead of the...

      How to Shield Investigative Journalism
      Jun04

      How to Shield Investigative Journalism

      They own sports teams and newspapers. They travel in Gulfstreams and mega-yachts. They buy Renoirs and Matisses and entire buildings in New York, London, and Miami. They give endowments to museums, think tanks, and universities. Most came from nothing in the collapsing Soviet Union and now they have everything, including their own definitional...

      Activists Against Digital Lies
      Jun03

      Activists Against Digital Lies

      When COVID-19 swept into Lithuania, conspiracy-oriented Facebook groups bulged with disinformation: U.S. soldiers brought the virus to Lithuania, dark forces invented the virus to dominate the world, vaccines will contain nanochips to let people be controlled by 5G cellphone signals.Then something happened.New people suddenly started filtering...

      No Time to Go Soft on Putin
      Jun02

      No Time to Go Soft on Putin

      With attention focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and the national unrest following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, several recent statements by President Trump concerning the G-7 meeting have gone largely unnoticed. First, Trump decided he would host the gathering in person at the end of June in Washington, despite concerns over...

      The Shape of a Real Grand Strategy
      May29

      The Shape of a Real Grand Strategy

      While it is always tempting to assume that professional punditry is wrong—and the coronavirus panic has only increased the level of hysteria in the chattering classes—the idea that the world may be changing in fundamental ways has taken root. Henry Kissinger, the Yoda of international political wisdom, has pronounced it so: “The reality is,”...

      Volodymyr Zelensky’s Moment of Reckoning
      May19

      Volodymyr Zelensky’s Moment of Reckoning

      One year ago, on May 20, 2019, Volodymyr Zelensky took the oath of office as Ukraine’s sixth democratically elected President. He was swept into office with 73 percent support from Ukrainian voters, receiving the largest mandate in independent Ukraine’s 30-year history and humbling the incumbent, Petro Poroshenko.Zelensky came to...

      Why Transatlantic Relations Are In Trouble
      May12

      Why Transatlantic Relations Are In Trouble

      Transatlantic relations are not in a good shape. While Trump’s hostility toward the European Union is a contributing factor, it is not the only or even the most important one. For the partnership’s long-term survival, what happens in Europe matters at least as much as the outcome of the November election in the United States.Of...