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Vladimir Putin aimed to weaken Western alliances. He is strengthening them instead.
Lawmakers applaud during German Chancellor Olaf Scholz' speech on the Russian invasion of the Ukraine during a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Feb. 27, 2022. Nowhere has the change been more pronounced than in Germany, the European Union's leading economic power but also a country that has been reluctant to invest heavily in military power, in large part because of its militaristic past which resulted in the horror of World War II.

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Vladimir Putin aimed to weaken Western alliances. He is strengthening them instead.

What is NATO’s Response Force, and why is it being activated?

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What is NATO’s Response Force, and why is it being activated?

SWIFT, the ‘nuclear option,’ is about to be used as a sanction on Russia
Protesters demand that Russia be banned from the SWIFT system during a rally for Ukraine at the White House. This system facilitates international interbank transactions, and banning Russia would severely curtail business transactions and banking. Hundreds of people protested following Russia's overnight invasion of Ukraine to demand sanctions on Russia and military assistance for Ukraine. The event was sponsored by United Help Ukraine, a U.S.-based assistance and advocacy organization.

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SWIFT, the ‘nuclear option,’ is about to be used as a sanction on Russia

What Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means for the global balance of power

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What Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means for the global balance of power

Obama’s chief speechwriter diagnoses rising authoritarianism in the changing world order
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Obama’s chief speechwriter diagnoses rising authoritarianism in the changing world order

Biden seeks to reset relations with Europe. But the ground rules have changed.

Biden seeks to reset relations with Europe. But the ground rules have changed.

Why isn’t Europe joining the US and UK rush to vaccinate for COVID-19?

Why isn’t Europe joining the US and UK rush to vaccinate for COVID-19?

What a Biden presidency means for US-EU ties

What a Biden presidency means for US-EU ties

How is the European Union dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and financial meltdown?

How is the European Union dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and financial meltdown?

Brexit is actually happening. Now what?

Brexit is actually happening. Now what?

Storytelling takes center stage at the 2019 Women Who Empower summit

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Storytelling takes center stage at the 2019 Women Who Empower summit

Here’s how Brexit–postponed again–is testing political norms in the UK

Here’s how Brexit–postponed again–is testing political norms in the UK