Tuesday, January 24, 2017
  1. World Affairs

    Another Reset with Russia?

    Robert Skidelsky
    World Affairs

    Another Reset with Russia?

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     is cautiously optimistic about the prospects for improved relations with the West.

    Newsart for Another Reset with Russia?
    The question of the West’s relationship with Russia has been buried by stories of hacking, sex scandals, and potential blackmail. But what seems clear is that today’s authoritarian Russia is as much a product of poor relations with the West as it is of Russian history or the threat of disintegration that Russia faced in the 1990s. READ MORE
  2. The Year Ahead 2017

    How Eastern Europe Blew Up the West

    Maciej Kisilowski
    The Year Ahead 2017

    How Eastern Europe Blew Up the West

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    explains why Viktor Orbán’s brand of “illiberal democracy” has succeeded as a political innovation.

    Hungary National Day Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    Like the rise of Soviet communism and both World Wars, the Western liberal order’s apparent collapse in 2016 could turn out to be yet another historic upheaval that began in Eastern Europe. Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán’s brand of “illiberal democracy” seems to be making inroads everywhere.

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  3. World Affairs

    World Order 2.0

    Richard N. Haass
    World Affairs

    World Order 2.0

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     argues for an international system that enforces both rights and obligations of sovereign states.

    Flags at Glastonbury Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images
    Since the Peace of Westphalia in 1848 ended the Thirty Years’ War in Europe, the concept of sovereignty – the right of countries to an independent existence and autonomy – has formed the core of the international order. But, in a globalized world, an order based solely sovereign rights has become increasingly inadequate. READ MORE
  4. World Affairs

    How America’s Asian Allies Can Survive Trump

    Anne-Marie Slaughter, ET AL
    World Affairs

    How America’s Asian Allies Can Survive Trump

    &  advocate more networking among countries concerned about the loss of US security guarantees.

    Japanese helicopter carrier Ted Aljibe/Stringer
    Judging by US President Donald’s Trump isolationist rhetoric, it seems safe to assume that his administration’s foreign policy will upend many long-held assumptions about America’s role in the world. This is likely to be particularly distressing to America’s Asian allies. READ MORE
  5. The Year Ahead 2017

    A Middle East Peace Agenda for 2017

    Abdullah Gül
    The Year Ahead 2017

    A Middle East Peace Agenda for 2017

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    says the spillover effects of conflicts throughout the region will demand a response this year.

    Palestianian women throw stones at Israeli security Hazem Bader/Stringer

    Ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen are affecting the rest of the world, by exporting terrorism and refugees. In the coming year, it will be incumbent upon those countries that have managed to avoid armed conflict to preserve their relative stability, so that they can help restore stability to the entire region.

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