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US-Russia Negotiations Worry Ukraine

Nov. 24, 2015 Ukraine wants to build a wedge between Washington and the Kremlin, as the two countries edge closer in their fight against the Islamic State in Syria.

Armies, War and Islamic State

Nov. 23, 2015 The future of the Middle East will be determined by whether the Islamic State’s military force is more capable fundamentally than the Arab military forces we have seen in the past.

The Arab Spring and Other Fables

Nov. 20, 2015 Far from creating democracies in the Arab world, the Arab Spring ended up being a catalyst for civil wars in Syria and Libya.

Paris, Sharm el-Sheikh and the Resurrection of Old Europe

Nov. 25, 2015 Europe is considering its options following the Islamic State’s attacks on French and Russian targets.

Aftershocks and Morality Questions Following Paris Attacks

Nov. 18, 2015 Governments and individuals now have to face the difficult question of how to prevent future attacks from happening.

Germany Revises Approach to Open Borders

Nov. 18, 2015 With security concerns now adding to the refugee crisis, Germans are becoming increasingly wary of the European Union’s open borders.

Turkey Edging Closer to Islamic State Confrontation

Nov. 19, 2015 Turkey has avoided military intervention in Syria but may now be moving in that direction.

Free Movement in Europe May Be Coming to an End

Nov. 17, 2015 French President Francois Hollande reportedly plans to call for an end to free movement of European Union citizens.

Ukraine Claims Ceasefire Violations

Nov. 17, 2015 Kiev’s reports of spikes in ceasefire violations are likely meant to influence negotiations between Russia and the West.

The Strategic Context of the Paris Attacks

Nov. 16. 2015 The terrorist attacks in Paris indicate a new level of sophistication in Islamic State’s planning and coordination.

Renewed Fighting in Ukraine

Nov. 16, 2015 New fighting in eastern Ukraine has disturbed the relative calm of a ceasefire agreed to in September.

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