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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.

Trump on stage at a NATO summit
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US Foreign Policy

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.

An American flag flies in a cloudy sky
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US Foreign Policy

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.

Ivo Daalder appears on CNN via video US Foreign Policy

Hollywood's 'Oppenheimer' moment puts a sobering UChicago tradition into focus

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ChicagoGlobal by H. Lee Murphy

The day the film earned 13 Academy Award nominations was also the day the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists' Doomsday Clock was set to reflect that the world is now closer to apocalypse than it has been at any time before.

A person with a clock and the words "it is 90 seconds to midnight"
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Defense and Security

The US Must Strike Iran, and Take out Its Terrorist Commanders

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The Telegraph
Saeid Golkar

"We will only have peace when America uses force to defend its interests," Saeid Golkar and Kasra Aarabi write.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard members stand in front of Shahab-3 missile
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US Foreign Policy

What Another Trump Presidency Would Mean for NATO

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Politico
Ivo H. Daalder

Whether a reelected Trump would actually withdraw from the alliance as many fear is beside the point, Ivo Daalder argues.

Donald Trump speaks during a press conference after a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters
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US Foreign Policy

Quasi-States Are Roiling the Global Order

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World Politics Review
Paul Poast

"Conflicts involving nonstate actors are a key reason that the world is presently witnessing a level of conflict not seen in 80 years," Paul Poast writes.

Houthi supporters protest US-led airstrikes
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Global Politics

Israel and Ukraine Are Both in Danger of Strategic Defeat

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World Politics Review
Paul Poast

"In many respects, both Ukraine and Israel are offering quintessential examples of a combatant winning the battle, but losing the war," Paul Poast writes.

A Ukrainian military commander raises the Ukrainian flag as a symbol of liberation of the frontline village of Andriivka
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Defense and Security

Hostage Negotiators Face New Obstacles

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CNN
Ivo H. Daalder

"We should never forget that ultimately people are the ones who suffer in war, and they are now being helped at least a little bit," Ivo Daalder tells Kate Bolduan.

Screen shot of Ivo Daalder (right) on CNN with Kate Bolduan. US Foreign Policy