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Section: Brookings (USA)

      Glass half full? Obama’s judicious foreign policy record
      Mar11

      Glass half full? Obama’s judicious foreign policy record

      Now well into the final year of his presidency, President Barack Obama recently gave a surprisingly frank and poignant review of his foreign policy record in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic. There were a number of notable takeaways from their discussion, such as Obama’s critique of European allies and their lack of...

      The case for Open Skies
      Mar08

      The case for Open Skies

      U.S. military officials recently appeared to question American participation in the Treaty on Open Skies. At a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing on February 24, Admiral Cecil D. Haney, commander of Strategic Command, testified that he was “concerned in terms of overflights of any ability of another nation to learn more about our overall...

      Russian adventurism and the U.S. long game
      Mar03

      Russian adventurism and the U.S. long game

      Russia today poses a greater foreign policy and security challenge to the United States and its Western allies than at any time since the height of the Cold War. Its annexation of Crimea, war in Ukraine’s Donbas region, and military intervention in Syria have upended Western calculations from Eastern Europe to the Middle East....

      Prospects for U.S.-Russian nonproliferation cooperation
      Feb27

      Prospects for U.S.-Russian nonproliferation cooperation

      Russia—An Increasingly Unreliable Nonproliferation Partner • Russia is inevitably a player in most nonproliferation issues by virtue of its many roles: as one of three NPT depositary governments, a leading member of the IAEA board, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, and a participant in both the Iranian-P5+1 talks and Six-Party Talks...

      The future of U.S.-Russian arms control
      Feb27

      The future of U.S.-Russian arms control

      Introduction The United States and Russia concluded the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in 2010. New START entered into force in 2011, and by February 2018 each side is required to reduce its strategic forces to no more than 1,550 deployed warheads on no more than 700 deployed strategic missiles and bombers. Since the conclusion of New START,...

      With Russia overextended elsewhere, Arctic cooperation gets a new chance
      Feb18

      With Russia overextended elsewhere, Arctic cooperation gets a new chance

      Can the United States and Russia actually cooperate in the Arctic? It might seem like wishful thinking, given that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev asserted that there is in fact a “New Cold War” between the two countries in a speech at the Munich Security Conference. Many people—at that conference and elsewhere—see the idea as far-fetched....

      Letting go, but not giving up: Implementation of Minsk II
      Feb12

      Letting go, but not giving up: Implementation of Minsk II

      Approaching its one-year anniversary date, the February 2015 Minsk II settlement agreement to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass is not faring well. All of its provisions were to have been implemented by Dec. 31, 2015. Few were. Still, Minsk II remains the only settlement arrangement on offer, and it continues to command at least...

      Solving Obama’s Aleppo dilemma
      Feb12

      Solving Obama’s Aleppo dilemma

      The United States has an Aleppo dilemma. Russian forces, sensing an opportunity to rout the rebels, are bombarding Aleppo from the air and with artillery. The city is close to encirclement and a siege. Over 70,000 of its inhabitants have already left, worsening the refugee crisis that threatens stability not just in the region but also in Europe....

      Why is Ukraine stalling on reforms?
      Feb12

      Why is Ukraine stalling on reforms?

      Ukrainian president Viktor Yanokuvich’s refusal to sign the agreement on the EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) in November 2013 prompted civil unrest in Kiev, which later became known as “Euromaidan.” After unsuccessful attempts to quell the protest, in February 2014, Yanukovych fled the country and was ousted by the...

      Should Vladimir Putin be concerned about the Russian economy?
      Feb09

      Should Vladimir Putin be concerned about the Russian economy?

      In March 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely be running in the country’s next presidential election. Putin has been in power for 16 years, and by March of 2018, he will have become the second-longest serving head of state in post-imperial Russian history, after Joseph Stalin and ahead of Leonid Brezhnev. Although the 2018...