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World Disorder in the New Year World Disorder in the New Year

Civil, terrorist, and trade wars are now destabilizing the international order, abetted by the US-Russian Cold War.

Jan 6, 2016 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

The Post-1991 World Order Is Crumbling—When Will the US Adjust?

The Post-1991 World Order Is Crumbling—When Will the US Adjust? The Post-1991 World Order Is Crumbling—When Will the US Adjust?

Despite transformational events from Ukraine and the European Union to the Middle East, Washington refuses to re-think anything.

Dec 23, 2015 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

After Paris, There Is Some Room for Hope

After Paris, There Is Some Room for Hope After Paris, There Is Some Room for Hope

Good news and climate change are not normally associated with each other, but let’s give a tentative cheer for COP21.

Dec 14, 2015 / Michael T. Klare

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US and NATO Double Down on the Cold War Versus Russia US and NATO Double Down on the Cold War Versus Russia

In the aftermath of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, Washington and Brussels still reject a coalition with Moscow against international terrorism.

Dec 9, 2015 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

The Afars: Eritrea’s Forgotten Refugees

The Afars: Eritrea’s Forgotten Refugees The Afars: Eritrea’s Forgotten Refugees

The Afars, a tightly knit Muslim minority in one of the most inhospitable corners of Africa, are determined to keep their home and the culture that sustains them.

Dec 4, 2015 / Dan Connell

How to End the Eritrean Refugee Crisis

How to End the Eritrean Refugee Crisis How to End the Eritrean Refugee Crisis

For Tesfu Atsbha, head of the Eritrean Solidarity Movement for National Salvation, the only way is to depose dictator Isaias Afwerki.

Dec 2, 2015 / Mya Guarnieri

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A Time for Fateful Decisions A Time for Fateful Decisions

Great powers, current and would-be political leaders, and opinion-shapers must now decide: with or versus Russia against terrorism.

Dec 2, 2015 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

Europe Is Trying to Rid Itself of the Eritrean Refugee Crisis

Europe Is Trying to Rid Itself of the Eritrean Refugee Crisis Europe Is Trying to Rid Itself of the Eritrean Refugee Crisis

Even before Paris, European nations were maneuvering to prematurely declare Eritrea safe for return.

Dec 2, 2015 / Caitlin L. Chandler

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Russia Should Be an Ally in the Fight Against ISIS Russia Should Be an Ally in the Fight Against ISIS

Much of Europe, led by France, favors a coalition, but the White House evidently does not.

Nov 25, 2015 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

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The Temptation of Expanding US Military Involvement The Temptation of Expanding US Military Involvement

Only a political effort involving countries and peoples in the region will defeat the Islamic State.

Nov 24, 2015 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

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