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Finding A Place For Atrocity Prevention Amid New Security Challenges

by Tod Lindberg, Lee Feinsteinvia United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Monday, March 23, 2015

When we recently set out for meetings in London, Berlin and Brussels on improving transatlantic links on atrocity prevention, foremost in our minds was concern about the dramatic return over the past 18 months of first-tier international security challenges. The rise of ISIS against the backdrop of civil war and humanitarian catastrophe in Syria, the new adventurism of the Russia of Vladimir Putin, and the daunting challenge of the Iranian nuclear program combine to take up a lot of space in the in-boxes of senior policymakers in North America and Europe.

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The Nemtsov Murder Investigation: A Battle Of Leaks

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Nemtsov murder is part of a power struggle within Putin’s power vertical. The investigation will likely determine implausibly that it was planned and executed by low-level Chechen thugs, acting on their own out of religious hatred spawned by Nemtsov’s support of Charlie Hebdo.

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The Western Rift Over Iran

by Russell A. Bermanvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Europeans wants stricter terms in the nuclear negotiations than the Obama administration. 

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The Future of NATO’s Nukes

by Isabelle Williams, Steven P. Andreasenvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What role should the weapons play in the alliance’s strategy of deterrence?

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Stalin’s Man In Spain

by Stephen Kotkinvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

‘Between a Communist and a traitor there can be no relations of any kind,’ Carrillo told his father, a Socialist party member, in 1939.

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The Spiral of Disorder: Europe, Russia, and the Middle East—and the Prospects of a New Foreign Policy

via Fellow Talks
Monday, March 16, 2015

Hoover fellow Russell Berman discusses Europe, Russia, and the Middle East and the prospects for a new foreign policy. 

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The Putin Way

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Putin is following a blueprint that dates back to Philip of Macedon.

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March Madness From The United Nations

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, March 20, 2015

The NCAA basketball tournament has started, and I hope I’ve picked my brackets as well as I predicted the outcome of this month’s meeting of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a component of the UN’s World Health Organization that evaluates the likelihood that various chemicals cause cancer.

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Putin Alludes To Using Nukes In State Film

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Documentary filmmakers understand the power of moving images and the candid moment.


Countries Or Jurisdictions With A Flat Tax As Of March 2015

by Alvin Rabushkavia Flat Tax
Friday, March 20, 2015

Countries or Jurisdictions With a Flat Tax as of March 2015 (Includes Personal Exemption or Allowance. Effective Zero Rate on First Tranche of Earnings or Self-Employed Business Profits)