Although former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov was actually the first senior official to demand the return of Crimea, he remains best known for his signature cap and businesslike approach to managing the capital.
The United States and China must find their way to dialogue and cooperation on AI. A practical, nuanced mix of competition and cooperation would better serve U.S. interests than an arms race approach.
While Trump’s policies have been popular in Israel, his record is far less “pro-Israel” than it appears on the surface.
For the EU to assert itself as a genuine geopolitical player, it must develop a more flexible and nuanced view of responding to world challenges. What is needed is a reenergized mind-set from a union that is not in denial but determined to act.
Moscow never wanted an annexation—it just wanted a bargaining chip. Understanding that is the key to settling the conflict once and for all.
In some countries, opposing political groups figure out how to reach agreements, govern, and share power.
Twenty-five years ago, the Russian government went to war in Chechnya. Few will be marking this anniversary and the two following wars, which ultimately came to define Putin’s transformation of Russia.
While Azerbaijan will not become a Western-style liberal democracy anytime soon, recent trends point to a society that is changing—and a government that may now recognize the need to change along with it.
Algeria’s presidential election is scheduled for December 12, 2019. It seems set to be carefully staged and controlled. But there are still unknown variables in the mix.
There are many reasons people will prioritize when they do decide to cast their vote. Many will consider the Brexit question above all else; others will be concerned about more local issues.
It would be a tragedy, or worse, a mistake if the only antidote to President Trump’s Middle East policy is a retreat to the magical thinking which has animated so much of America’s moment in the Middle East since the end of the Cold War.
By their design, electoral bonds legitimize opacity in how elections are funded. There is concern that electoral bonds could become vehicles for money laundering for shell companies, or for prohibited foreign donations.
Ostensibly undertaken to rid the capital of militias, the campaign by Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army was in fact a baldfaced grab for power and wealth.
The representation of religion in mainstream media often leaves a great deal to be desired. When it comes to Islam, it is often abysmal.
While frictions between the United States and China in the areas of trade, investment, and technology development are certainly important, in fact the most critical driver of potential instability between Washington and Beijing consists of clashing security perceptions and policies.
The fact that the NATO summit shared half a split screen with the Congressional impeachment inquiry hearings only tethered the NATO event more closely to President Trump’s personal needs and politics and ensured it would be all about him.
Paradoxically, Netanyahu’s replacement by a less contentious and more reasonable prime minister may well ensure that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process remains more about managing a process than securing a peace.
New START’s expiration will undermine U.S. security by removing all limits on Russia’s modernizing nuclear arsenal, by reducing our visibility into that arsenal. Extending New START will not create any new problems; the Treaty will continue to support U.S. national security goals
Whether for reasons of security or economics, the slow slide towards collective protectionism in the United States and Europe is unmistakable.
If U.S. policy assumes China cannot play a constructive role within the system America designed, then the United States will, in effect, be prodding China into championing a parallel, separate system, with very different rules.