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What Are Biden’s Actual Prospects for Reviving Trans-Atlantic Relations?

11 January Written by Stewart M. Patrick International expectations are high for Joe Biden’s presidency, but perhaps nowhere more than in Europe, where political leaders and observers see an opportunity to revitalize the trans-Atlantic relationship after years of drift and then downright antagonism under Donald Trump. They have…

Will America’s Fever Break After the Pro-Trump Siege of the Capitol?

8 January Written by Candace Rondeaux By now, you will have already seen the endless stream of scenes from the violent breach of the Capitol building on Wednesday by extremist supporters of President Donald Trump. There was the guy belaying down the wall from the Senate gallery, and…

The Quiet and Dangerous Way U.S. Politics Is Becoming Europeanized

29 December Written by CARLO INVERNIZZI For the past several decades, pundits have clamored to ascribe fluctuations in U.S. politics and policy to partisan polarization. From Bill Clinton’s impeachment to the global war on terrorism, and from Obamacare to “build the wall,” virtually all salient political…

In Kyrgyzstan, social media hate goes unchecked

22 December Written by Joldon Kutmanaliev, Gulzat Baialieva One indirect indication of how well-orchestrated extremist attacks on social media platforms have been is the manner in which they have shifted along with the political positions of those under attack. Elvira Surabaldieva and Tilek Toktogaziev were…

In Kyrgyzstan, social media hate goes unchecked

22 December Written by ELLEN KNICKMEYER The Trump administration on Tuesday announced more sanctions on Syria, intensifying pressure on President Bashar Assad to end the country’s vicious, nearly decade-long conflict. The new sanctions target Syria’s central bank, Assad’s in-laws, and others. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin…

Trump Broke the Foreign Policy Mold. Some of His Ideas Are Worth Keeping

17 December Written by Rita Clark President Donald Trump’s presidency has in many ways undermined America’s global standing and its ability to work together with other countries. But on some issues, “His willingness to question long-running common wisdom about U.S. foreign policy has actually been…