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Trump May Not Be NATO’s Biggest Challenge

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World Politics Review
Paul Poast

"Even using the most optimistic evidence from existing research, alliances are still found to fail a quarter of the time," Paul Poast writes.

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US Foreign Policy

Overseas Conflicts Are Sparking Strife in US Party Politics

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FiveThirtyEight
Dina Smeltz

Dina Smeltz uses recent surveys to break down how the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine have divided the parties.

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What the Ukraine War, Taiwan, and Gaza Have in Common

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The National Interest
Paul Heer

"Washington’s denial—or revisionism—about US policies that helped to fuel current or potential crises only makes them more intractable," Paul Heer argues.

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Europe Caught between Putin and Trump

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Politico
Ivo H. Daalder

"Even if Biden is reelected, Europeans are aware that the era of strong transatlantic presidents may be coming to an end," writes Ivo Daalder.

Former US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit on November 11, 2017.
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Is America Still the Indispensable Nation?

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Chicago Tribune
Richard C. Longworth

"The answer is yes — but probably not for much longer. The era of Pax Americana is ending," Richard C. Longworth writes.

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The GOP Has Crossed an Ominous Threshold on Foreign Policy

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The Atlantic
Coauthors

A new Council study of Republican attitudes helps explain why, Ronald Brownstein writes.

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Public Opinion

A Frozen War in Ukraine Would Be a Victory for Russia

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World Politics Review
Paul Poast

"It is no surprise that Zelenskyy is trying all he can to change the war’s dynamics and avoid this outcome," Paul Poast writes.

Ukrainian soldiers go to their position in the frontline close to Bakhmut
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Defense and Security

Concerns Grow over Trump's Comments on NATO

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CNN
Ivo H. Daalder

NATO members "should take the idea that a Donald Trump-led United States will not be a reliable ally very seriously," Ivo Daalder says.

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US and Germany — a Reversal of Fortunes

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Politico
Ivo H. Daalder

"The only question is whether Berlin will step up, leading others in Europe and beyond to begin filling the void a retreating America threatens to leave behind," Ivo Daalder writes.

President Joe Biden meets with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the Oval Office of the White House on February 9, 2024
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Trump is Wrong about NATO

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America Abroad
Ivo H. Daalder

"In four years as president and the three years since, Trump has refused to get NATO right," writes Ivo Daalder.

President Donald Trump addresses a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on July 12, 2018.
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