Wednesday, May 27, 2015
  1. The Return of the Balkan Question

    Dominique Moisi

    The Return of the Balkan Question

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     argues that European ideals provide the only antidote to virulent nationalism in the region.

    Srebrenica Adrien Dubuisson/Flickr

    The recent violence in Macedonia is a reminder that the Balkans region remains a volatile mix of nationalism and economic frustration, underpinned by disillusionment about progress toward membership in the EU. But the EU continues to be the only alternative to a future as bad as the worst of the past. READ MORE

  2. Escaping the Middle East’s Violence Trap

    Adeel Malik, ET AL

    Escaping the Middle East’s Violence Trap

    &  explain why economic cooperation will be necessary for political stability in the region.

    Violence in Syria Karam Almasri/ZumaPress

    The Arab world and its neighbors are stuck in a violence trap. Indeed, by redrawing the region’s economic boundaries, the latest wave of violence has brought about a veritable trade shock, the true scale and significance of which has largely gone unnoticed. READ MORE

  3. Keeping Europe’s Eastern Promise

    Yuliya Tymoshenko

    Keeping Europe’s Eastern Promise

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     calls on the European Union to revive its Eastern Partnership initiative, starting with Ukraine.

    ukranian girl with flowers Krystian Dobuszynski/ZumaPress

    The upcoming EU summit in Riga, where the Union’s tattered Eastern Partnership tops the agenda, can and must demonstrate Europe’s determination to defend its unity, security, and values in the face of Russian aggression. And it must do so in concrete ways, not simply with quickly forgotten official communiqués. READ MORE

  4. Channeling China’s Aspirations

    Mark Roe

    Channeling China’s Aspirations

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     argues that economic engagement will reduce, if not eliminate, the risk of military confrontation.

    china aircraft carrier Zeng Tao/ZumPress

    The closer China’s economic ties with the rest of the world become, the more it will have to lose from a breakdown in international relations. It is better that China be convinced that economic engagement is the best way to project power than for its leaders to conclude that military confrontation is the only viable path to respect. READ MORE

  5. International Norms in Cyberspace

    Joseph S. Nye

Focal Point

Skidelsky and Ferguson Debate Austerity

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