Thursday, November 27, 2014
  1. Getting to Yes with Putin

    Dominique Moisi

    Getting to Yes with Putin

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     believes that Europe and Russia can reconcile, but only if the EU starts playing its cards right.

    Vladimir Putin Alexei Nikolsky/ZumaPress

    Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the European Union's divisions and weaknesses have been as encouraging for Russia President Vladimir Putin as America's hesitant approach to Syria was. Only a firm, clear, and united policy toward Russia can bring about a viable compromise. READ MORE

  2. Why Summits Matter

    Gareth Evans

    Why Summits Matter

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     shows how November's trifecta of global confabs vindicated multilateral summitry.

    G20 Leaders Brisbane Pool/ZumaPress

    It is easy to be skeptical about the kind of meetings that a small army of global and regional leaders swept through this month. But November's three summits – the APEC summit in Beijing, the East Asian Summit in Naypyidaw, and the G-20 meeting in Brisbane – should have the skeptics eating their words. READ MORE

  3. China’s New Global Leadership

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
  4. Post-Soviet Confidence Games

    Stefan Wolff

    Post-Soviet Confidence Games

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     casts doubt on the ability of trust-building measures to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

    Ukraine soldier Sergii Kharchenko/ZumaPress

    It is starting to look like a pattern: After painstaking talks, the parties in the Ukraine conflict come to an agreement – only to have it fall apart or fail to be fully implemented. And confidence-building efforts aimed at resolving other post-Soviet conflicts do not offer much room for hope. READ MORE

  5. Putin on Ice

    Stephen Holmes

    Putin on Ice

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    &  ask why Russia has chosen a policy toward Ukraine that is undermining its geostrategic interests.

    Newsart for Putin on Ice kremlin.ru

    Russia’s de facto recognition of the elections held by separatists in the Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk signals its intention to create a frozen conflict in the Donbas region's rebel-controlled areas. The question is why Russian President Vladimir Putin views such a conflict as a positive outcome for his country. READ MORE

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