Sunday, July 23, 2017
  1. The Flip Side of Euro-Atlantic Integration

    Javier Solana
  2. The Middle East’s Next War

    Joschka Fischer

    The Middle East’s Next War

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     says that the fight against terror is giving way to an even more violent struggle for hegemony.

    Middle East wars Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    The impending collapse of the Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate will not bring peace to the Middle East. Instead, another conflict will take center stage: the struggle for regional hegemony between Sunni Saudi Arabia, backed by the US, and Shia Iran, backed by Russia. READ MORE
  3. Trump’s Surprisingly Strong Start with India

    Thomas R. Pickering, ET AL

    Trump’s Surprisingly Strong Start with India

    &  hope that Trump and Modi can build effectively on their promising initial meeting.

    Trump and Modi meeting Win McNamee/Getty Images
    Heading into the recent meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, expectations were modest. Yet the leaders of the world’s two most populous democracies ended up making important headway on strengthening the bilateral relationship. READ MORE
  4. Britain’s European Ties That Bind

    Ana Palacio

    Britain’s European Ties That Bind

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     says Brexit talks should begin where UK and EU interests align: security and foreign policy.

    EU-UK Brexit negotiations Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    Despite the impression given by early accounts of the Brexit negotiations, the interests of the UK and the EU are closely aligned in vital areas, particularly security and foreign policy. Finding a way forward on these topics might be the key to creating the cooperative frameworks needed to address more contentious issues. READ MORE
  5. Did Liu Xiaobo Die for Nothing?

    Minxin Pei

    Did Liu Xiaobo Die for Nothing?

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     assesses the Chinese government's motivations for mistreating the dying Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

    Newsart for Did Liu Xiaobo Die for Nothing? Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images
    The relatively sudden death of Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, amounted to a great loss for the cause of democracy in China. It also showed just how desperate the Chinese Communist Party leadership is to defend its political monopoly. READ MORE
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