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Ukraine’s Most Overlooked Reform Could Bring in Billions

Of the key battles fought in post-Maidan Ukraine, the one over land reform attracts little attention. That’s a shame, too. Parliament’s unwillingness to allow the sale of private farmland “is...

Why America Gets Blamed in Syria

When things go badly for declared U.S. policy in Syria, locals in the region — regardless of which side they are on — often conclude that what is declared is really deception: that surely...

Has Putin Finally Stepped on His Own Rake in Syria?

In October 2016 the Russian government made a significant announcement about its Syria policy that Western sources overlooked. Moscow announced that it supported the restoration of Syrian President...

Mr. Trump, Don’t Pull Out of the TPP

If US President-elect Donald Trump were to keep his promise to withdraw the United States from a trans-Pacific free-trade agreement it would severely undermine US credibility and open the door for...

Will Trump’s Foreign Policy Make Any Sense?

The election of Donald Trump marks a turning point in the world of international relations. Speculation abounds as to what he’s going to do, but his policies remain unknown, possibly unformed....

The Sequencing of Peace in Yemen

In a last ditch effort by the Obama administration to salvage Yemen’s peace talks as the war grinds on, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Oman twice this month, personally meeting...

Holodomor Remembrance Day: Why the Past Matters for the Future

As Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving meals on the last Thursday in November, Ukrainians will be commemorating the memory of millions who were murdered in 1932-33. The last Saturday in November...

ISIS in Sirte: From Caliphate to Insurgency

With the Libyan city of Sirte almost completely liberated from the Islamic State, the group appears to be adapting rather than collapsing. Despite a significant decline in interactions with...

Trump Must Avoid the Russia Reset Trap

As a candidate, Donald Trump said that if elected president he would examine the possibility of recognizing Russia’s claim to Crimea and lifting sanctions imposed by the United States in response...

Ukraine’s Reforms Are Pointless without Resolving Security Issues

Making Western assistance to Kyiv more effective is crucial to Ukraine’s future. Yet the West’s current approach is plagued by a strategic defect. When Western aid and Kyiv’s reforms reach...