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Why Crimea’s Blockade is Necessary

Since September 20, Crimean Tatar activists and other protesters—mostly from the Right Sector—have been blockading the flow of goods from Läs mer

US Ambassador Sees ‘Emerging Consensus’ for Inviting Montenegro to Join NATO

Hosting NATO’s top brass, Montenegro said on Wednesday it was optimistic of being invited to join the Western military alliance Läs mer

Made in Moscow: Religious Freedom Abuses Continue in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

”We cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation is flagrantly violated,” US President Barack Obama Läs mer

For Decentralization to Work, Reformers Must Support Legislation for Strong Local Governance

As the August 31 grenade attacks, rioting, and violent protests at Ukraine’s Parliament—the Verkhovna Rada—demonstrated quite literally, the Läs mer

Hey Europe, Stop Putting Russia First

The West’s deteriorating relationship with Russia has opened a window of opportunity to offer Eastern European countries a genuine future Läs mer

Breaking Down Walls: How Will American Agricultural Producers Fare Under TPP?

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On October 5th, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations were concluded in Atlanta. The deal faced criticism from some on a Läs mer

US Concerned About the Kremlin’s Ties to Russian Cyber Gangs

In Russia, ”there are private actors, there are government actors, and there are some that have almost a contractual relationship Läs mer

Ukraine’s New Police Are an Expression of a ”Civil” State

Almost two years after the Euromaidan demonstrations began, most Ukrainians agree that the pace of reforms has been largely disappointing. Läs mer

Snapshots of Ukraine’s Five Hottest Elections

Ukrainians go to the polls on October 25 to elect mayors and city councils. These local elections matter more than Läs mer

A Bold and Optimistic Strategy for Europe

US President Barack Obama recently derided critics of his foreign policies as offering merely mumbo-jumbo. Yet everyone can Läs mer