Wednesday, August 31, 2016
  1. Brexit and the Future of Europe

    Jean Pisani-Ferry

    Brexit and the Future of Europe

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     proposes a continental partnership aimed at preserving Europe's prosperity and global influence.

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    It is already clear that Brexit will reshape the map of Europe. And, especially given Britain’s stunning unpreparedness for the consequences of its own decision – its strategy and priorities, and even its timetable, remain uncertain – that means that the EU must start figuring out how to make the best of it. READ MORE

  2. Obama’s Real Mistake in Syria

    Christopher R. Hill

    Obama’s Real Mistake in Syria

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     argues that what went wrong with US policy is not what most people think.

    Newsart for Obama’s Real Mistake in Syria Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

    As US President Barack Obama’s eight-year term winds down, he has been facing intensifying criticism for failing to intervene early and forcefully to stop the carnage in Syria – what many call his “worst mistake.” But while Obama certainly made mistakes in Syria, rejecting US military intervention is not one of them. READ MORE

  3. America’s True Role in Syria

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
  4. Europe’s Last Chance

    Joschka Fischer

    Europe’s Last Chance

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     says that the European Union was based on a post-War Western liberal order that is now receding.

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    The European Union emerged from a triumphant period of Western liberal internationalism that now appears to be in retreat, alongside the peace and order it once safeguarded. At a time when Europe needs bold, future-oriented leadership, many Europeans are instead looking to the nationalism and isolationism of centuries past. READ MORE

  5. Reviving Arms Control in Europe

    Frank-Walter Steinmeier

    Reviving Arms Control in Europe

     proposes measures to bridge the widening divide between the West and Russia.

    Newsart for Reviving Arms Control in Europe Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

    Russia has violated basic principles of peace – territorial integrity, free choice of alliances, and recognition of international law – that are non-negotiable for the West. But the West must likewise be united in seeking to avoid an upward spiral of antagonism and confrontation. READ MORE

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