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Section: The American Interest (USA)

      Azerbaijan: Reform Behind a Static Façade
      Oct18

      Azerbaijan: Reform Behind a Static Façade

      A wave of political dynamism is passing through Central Asia and the Caucasus. Under new leadership since 2016, Uzbekistan has embarked on a major effort to reform and modernize. Armenia’s former President’s attempt to cling to power launched a Velvet Revolution in 2018 and ushered in a new administration explicitly committed to...

      How the Press Can Avoid Playing Trump’s Game
      Oct13

      How the Press Can Avoid Playing Trump’s Game

      In the face of President Trump’s Biden-Ukraine smear, the Biden camp has declared a low intensity war on the press, determined to head off the false equivalency and other mind games that helped derail Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid.When a reporter asked Joe Biden late last month how many times the former Vice President had...

      As the World Marches for Freedom, Where is Trump?
      Oct11

      As the World Marches for Freedom, Where is Trump?

      Look beyond the chaos in Washington, and you can spot some good news in a number of settings across the globe: people in the streets, on social media, or at the ballot boxes are demanding freedom and insisting that corrupt and tyrannical governments step aside. This encouraging phenomenon, alas, has largely been overshadowed by the twists and...

      A Time of Crisis
      Oct10

      A Time of Crisis

      We are not prone to alarmism. Yet for a variety of reasons, we see the crisis begun over Ukraine and most recently accelerated by the decision to abruptly leave Syria as part of a larger and disturbing pattern. We view the extreme impulsivity and flaws of judgment repeatedly evidenced by our President as an increasingly grave concern. We share...

      Sovereignty Is No Solution
      Oct10

      Sovereignty Is No Solution

      Since his arrival in office, President Trump has been making essentially the same speech to the United Nations General Assembly every year. “If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty,” he urged the world’s leaders this September. “The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots. The future belongs to...

      No Trust In Self, No Money For Defense
      Oct04

      No Trust In Self, No Money For Defense

      In the world of security and defense, Germany presents an enigma. How can a country that has been re-unified and fully sovereign for almost 30 years, a country possessing a fully globalized economy (the fourth-largest in the world), a country with a few heavy history lessons under its belt, be so completely absent strategically? Why is it that...

      A New Alliance to Nowhere
      Oct04

      A New Alliance to Nowhere

      Germany and France have recently proposed a new project to shore up international stability and security: an Alliance for Multilateralism. Floated a year ago and presented at the UN General Assembly meeting this September, it is an idea of the German foreign minister, Heiko Maas. His French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, joined the initiative,...

      Putin the Not-So-Omnipotent
      Sep25

      Putin the Not-So-Omnipotent

      In August, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin marked 20 years since he was appointed Prime Minister by Boris Yeltsin. Those 20 years have been a slow-motion demonstration of power consolidation, giving rise to the myth of Putin as omnipotent strongman. For two decades, whatever happened in Russia, good or bad—whether it was a war, a terror...

      It’s Ukraine That Loses in Whistleblower-Gate
      Sep25

      It’s Ukraine That Loses in Whistleblower-Gate

      President Trump on Sunday essentially admitted to inviting Ukrainian officials to interfere in the 2020 U.S. election. Trump acknowledged that in a July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, he urged him to launch an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden. Democrats...

      America’s Anti-Kleptocracy Breakthrough
      Aug28

      America’s Anti-Kleptocracy Breakthrough

      Over the past year, an extraordinary burst of anti-kleptocracy legislation—much of it intended to counter Russian influence—has taken aim at the tools and tactics of foreign criminals looking to move money through the United States. These bills, which enjoy bipartisan support, aim to shore up America’s moral high-ground against the forces...