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Putting France-US Relations Back on Track

December 5, 2022 Last week President Macron paid a state visit to Washington, the first of the Biden administration. In widely reported remarks, “France has jumped to the head of the queue,” said Professor Charles Kupchan, who was a senior … Continue reading

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Russia’s Withdrawal from Kherson

November 14, 2022 Last Friday, following an announcement by the Russian military that it had completed its withdrawal from Kherson, Ukrainian soldiers entered the city prompting nationwide celebration. Coming weeks after he declared the Kherson region a part of Russia … Continue reading

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Global Uncertainty Continues

October 31, 2022 This was a revealing month for the world. In Beijing, President Xi Jinping presented to the Chinese Party Congress the report of the Central Committee in a two-hour-long speech.[i] Having secured a third five-year term as president, … Continue reading

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A Brief Look at the Past as Escalation Continues in Ukraine

October 17, 2022 On December 25, 1991, the Soviet Union ceased to exist as a sovereign state. Soon after, the former republics of the USSR declared independence one after the other. In some cases, the separation of paths proved more … Continue reading

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Moscow Declares Partial Mobilization

September 23, 2022 With the opening of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, world attention turned to New York. But what made the headlines during the past two days was the September 21 Kremlin address by President Putin … Continue reading

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The Erdoğan-Putin Summit

August 7, 2022 Last Friday President Erdoğan flew to Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi where he was welcomed by President Putin as a “dear friend”. [i] Two weeks ago, in joint remarks to the press following the Astana … Continue reading

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West’s Türkiye/NATO Expansion Conundrum

June 6, 2022 Last week, the Turkish government sent a letter to the United Nations formally requesting that henceforth it be referred to as “Türkiye” which was immediately agreed upon. The move was seen as part of a push by … Continue reading

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Moving Toward “No Peace No War” in Ukraine

May 31, 2022 On May 19, in a government statement in the German Bundestag, Chancellor Scholz said, “We all share the same goal: Russia must not win this war. Ukraine must survive.” Putin first has to realize that he cannot … Continue reading

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The Unsustainable Cost of Turkey’s Assertive Foreign Policy and Democratic Decline

May 23, 2022 A country’s foreign policy is shaped by its identity, sense of belonging, world outlook, and geographic location. This last one is a constant; the others are subject to evolution, change, and definition/redefinition within the limits of reason. … Continue reading

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High Time for Diplomacy

May 16, 2022 Last week, the US House of Representatives approved 40 billion dollars in additional aid for Ukraine by a vote of 368-57. The package of military, economic and humanitarian support was 7 billion dollars more than the 33 … Continue reading

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