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Europe

On 75th Anniversary, NATO is at a serious crossroads

It can continue a cold war trajectory by isolating and provoking Russia, or help end the war in Ukraine

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Europe

Whose 'Stalingrad' will Bakhmut be?

Neither the Soviets nor the Germans intended to wage such an epic battle of attrition during WWII, but they were willing to. Sound familiar?

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Europe

What if Ukraine had kept its nuclear weapons?

Some say Kyiv would have been in a better position today if it hadn't been disarmed following the fall of the Soviet Union.

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Europe

The tragedy of Mikhail Gorbachev

He was called a hero for shepherding the end of the USSR and Cold War. But he would not survive Russia's ensuing societal rupture.

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Europe

Chicken Kiev or Chicken Little?

Agreement with Russia over post-Soviet empire borders and realities doesn’t mean that the sky will fall on our heads.

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Washington Politics

Tragedy of the victor: America and the end of the Soviet Union

The Iron Curtain fell 30 years ago, but the last acts are yet to be written, as the very struggle against communism changed the US forever.