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NATO Wakes Up

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The bloodshed in Ukraine has returned NATO to center stage in international affairs. At the Alliance's summit in Wales, Western leaders will grapple with two issues: how to respond to Russia's actions, and how to position itself for the future.

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  1. A Western Strategy for a Declining Russia
    Vladimir Putin press conference Alexei Druzhinin/ZumaPress

    A Western Strategy for a Declining Russia

    Sep 3, 2014 Joseph S. Nye, Jr. wants to deter Russia without isolating it.

  2. Building NATO’s “Weimar Triangle”
    Anders Fogh Rasmussen NATO/Flickr

    Building NATO’s “Weimar Triangle”

    Aug 29, 2014 Tobias Bunde, et al. call for France, Germany, and Poland to reassure member states near Russia.

  3. Neutralizing Ukraine
    Barack Obama Vladimir Putin Mikhail Metzel/ZumaPress

    Neutralizing Ukraine

    Aug 8, 2014 Christopher Granville proposes a constitutional provision to impede strategic alignment with NATO or Russia.

  4. China’s Victory in Ukraine
    Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin Metzel Mikhail/ZumaPress

    China’s Victory in Ukraine

    Jul 31, 2014 Dmitri Trenin says that only one major country stands to gain from Russia's conflict with the West.

  5. The Waste of War
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    The Waste of War

    Jul 21, 2014 Jeffrey D. Sachs on why global instability today does not have to end as badly as it did in 1914.

  6. Hard Truths About Europe’s Soft Power
    German Tornado Formation Flight 2003 Ronny Stiffel/flickr

    Hard Truths About Europe’s Soft Power

    Jun 25, 2014 Nick Witney calls for the EU to revamp its defense doctrine.

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    Europe Knows that Climate Action Is Vital to Global Security

    Josep Borrell & Wopke Hoekstra reiterates the EU’s commitment to advancing mitigation and adaptation, at home and globally.
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    Will High Interest Rates Trigger a Debt Disaster?

    James K. Galbraith shows that renewed warnings about dangerous debt-to-GDP ratios are belied by history and recent experience.
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    Decarbonizing Our Food

    Anna Lappé & Patty Fong show that two of the sectors most relevant to climate change are more interlinked than many realize.
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    Water and the High Price of Bad Economics

    Mariana Mazzucato, et al. explain why new thinking is needed to address a crisis closely linked to climate change and biodiversity loss.
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    At COP28, Cities Will Show Us the Way

    Michael R. Bloomberg & Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr call attention to subnational efforts to drive climate-change mitigation and adaptation efforts.
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    Market Power Is Permanent, and Technological Competition Does Not Remove It

    Mordecai Kurz

    Rather than reducing concentrated market power through “disruption” or “creative destruction,” technological innovation historically has only added to the problem, by awarding monopolies to just one or a few dominant firms. And market forces offer no remedy to the problem; only public policy can provide that.

    shows that technological change leads not to disruption, but to deeper, more enduring forms of market power.
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    Poland’s Democratic Rebirth Pains

    Sławomir Sierakowski describes the rapid marginalization of the recently defeated Law and Justice party and its autocratic leader.
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    What Google and Facebook Owe News Publishers

    Haaris Mateen, et al. support laws requiring Big Tech to pay media companies for the content featured on their digital platforms.
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    The Legacy of Henry Kissinger

    Richard Haass

    The passing of America’s preeminent foreign-policy thinker and practitioner marks the end of an era. Throughout his long and extraordinarily influential career, Henry Kissinger built a legacy that Americans would be wise to heed in this new era of great-power politics and global disarray.

    reviews the life and career of America’s preeminent foreign-policy scholar-practitioner.

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