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The Rise of NATO in Africa

NATO’s war in Libya was its first major military operation in Africa, but it was not the first European military footprint on the continent.

The Heroes of Hotel Saratoga

What made the explosion at the Havana hotel stand out was the solidarity of Cuba’s citizens. Two hours after the blaze, the line of volunteers in front of blood banks, polyclinics and hospitals exceeded thousands, and most of them were young people.

The Folly of Isolating Russia

As Americans ingest the constant feed of dire reports and heartbreaking photographs from the war in Ukraine, it behooves us to look at Europe’s views of a European conflict.

India Proves Isolating Russia Isn’t Easy

U.S. pressure on India over its relationship with Russia has revealed the limitations of an “us versus them” foreign policy. But it has also reinforced negative perceptions of the West’s historical relations with India while highlighting the binding ties between Moscow and New Delhi.

Why Biden Can’t Woo the Middle East

Since the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan last August and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, the White House has been desperate to showcase U.S. strength on the world stage. But the Biden administration has struggled to rally traditional Middle Eastern allies against Russia, raising questions over U.S. influence in the region.

What Would a Potential CSTO Intervention in Ukraine Look Like?

While Russia’s original and shifting objectives in Ukraine remain unclear, the Kremlin is increasingly wary of a publicized, drawn-out conflict. A potential intervention by its military alliance, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), could give Russia a diplomatic victory and an acceptable path to de-escalating its campaign if it can leverage its influence over member states effectively.

The War in Ukraine Is Sending Russia-China Relations in New Directions

While the Ukraine crisis may put some strain on the Chinese-Russian relationship, it has also spurred deeper collaboration between them. Based on a shared desire to undermine the United States’ global order, their constructive partnership will not only endure the blowback from the Ukrainian invasion but is likely to expand.

Don’t Forget the Refugee Crisis After the Fighting Stops

The cruelly inadequate U.S. policy for aiding refugees continues. While the United States has offered aid to help other countries welcome Ukrainian refugees, our own annual refugee cap remains at just 125,000. Instead of welcoming refugees with open arms, our current efforts hold them at arm’s length.

U.S. Shows the Exit Ramp to Russia

Getting off your high horse is never easy and it remains to be seen how deftly Moscow navigates its path in the downstream of President Vladimir Putin’s 50-minute phone conversation Thursday with his American counterpart Joe Biden.

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