Erdogan’s NATO Divorce
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Erdogan’s NATO Divorce

For Vladimir Putin, recent events in Turkey should inspire a lot of confidence. But for everyone else, the alarm bells have been ringing for quite some time. The cracks emerging between Turkey and nearly all of its western allies have created an opening for Russia to drive another wedge between the members of traditionally stable ...
It’s The Sanctions, Stupid
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It’s The Sanctions, Stupid

In a public attempt at damage control, Donald Trump Jr.’s appearance last week with Fox News’ Sean Hannity may have provided more evidence of the campaign’s collusion with Russia during the election. His exclusive interview to discuss his meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya came only one day after Trump Jr. released copies of his ...
Why Trump’s Strike On Syria Is A Disaster
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Why Trump’s Strike On Syria Is A Disaster

Photo by Voice of America News: Scott Bobb Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22023821 There has never been a strategy for US involvement in Syria, and there isn’t one now. President Obama came into the foreign policy responsibilities of the Oval Office a lot like Jimmy Carter did; primarily focused on the need to address domestic issues, on the ...
An Overview of U.S. – Russia Relations Leading to the 2016 Election
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An Overview of U.S. – Russia Relations Leading to the 2016 Election

To understand the relevance of Russian involvement in the 2016 election, we have to begin with the underlying dynamics between Russia, the United States, and NATO, among others. These relationships are shaped by historical events, national political identity and ideology, and political interests which intersect and influence the behavior of decision makers. The United States has ...