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The End Of Postwar Germany

mentioning Josef Joffevia Project Syndicate
Friday, January 18, 2019
Across the West, policymakers are grappling with the implications of a rapidly changing world order and the deep uncertainties accompanying it. As four new books by leading German thinkers show, nowhere is the need for clarity and an honest self-reckoning more acute than in the land of Kant and Bismarck.
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EU-NATO Relations: Beyond Dependency?

quoting Jim Hoaglandvia The Eurasia Review
Thursday, January 17, 2019

For decades, it has been common wisdom that the growing asymmetry in military power between the United States and its NATO Allies constitutes a serious problem in the transatlantic security relationship. After all, allies who can no longer cooperate militarily risk deviating politically as well.

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Labour Must Back A People’s Vote Before The Clock Runs Out

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Friday, January 11, 2019
A second referendum may be difficult – but the only alternative is a ‘blindfold Brexit’
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Russia's Seizure Of Ukrainian Ships, Sailors Brings Muted U.S. Response

quoting Michael McFaulvia NBC News
Thursday, January 10, 2019
When Russian ships attacked and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels in November, the incident unleashed a flurry of international condemnation, but spurred little real-world support for the would-be NATO and E.U. member.
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This Is Not What Vladimir Putin Wanted For Christmas

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Vladimir Putin won’t find many great presents under the Christmas tree this year. Orthodox Christian religious leaders worldwide are weakening an important institution that gave him outsize power and legitimacy.
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Why Vladimir Putin Is A Terrible Strategist

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Monday, December 17, 2018

President Vladimir Putin has carefully crafted an image as a strong man of action — one whose will and power have single-handedly restored Russia’s status as a great power.

USS Bataan (LHD-5), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.
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Chinese Deal May Change US Navy Ops At Israel’s Port In Haifa

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia World Tribune
Monday, December 17, 2018
A Chinese company with close ties to the communist government will assume control of the civilian port in Israel’s largest port city in 2021.
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"All Indians Should Be Concerned," Says Raghuram Rajan On RBI Crisis

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia NDTV
Monday, December 10, 2018

Urjit Patel took over from Raghuram Rajan in 2016, just two months before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's colossal demonetisation move.

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Brexit And Democracy

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tyler Cowen has a very interesting Bloomberg column on Brexit. Essentially, he views the UK getting this right -- which I agree it does not seem to be doing -- as a crucial test of democracy. Tyler notes that the current agreement serves neither leave nor remain sides well.

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Putin Vows To ‘React Accordingly’ If U.S. Withdraws From Nuclear Treaty

quoting George P. Shultzvia The New York Times
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
resident Vladimir V. Putin warned on Wednesday that Russia will respond in kind if the United States decides to develop new intermediate-range nuclear missiles.

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