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A Broken Promise?

What the West Really Told Moscow About NATO Expansion

Mary Elise Sarotte
No backsies: Gorbachev and Bush at the White House, June 1990.
No backsies: Gorbachev and Bush at the White House, June 1990. (AP / Ron Edmonds)
Moscow has long argued that in expanding NATO eastward, Washington broke the promise it made to Soviet leaders shortly after the Berlin wall fell. But new evidence shows that the United States never actually made such a pledge.
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Ferguson from Afar

Mary L. Dudziak
As the turmoil in Ferguson unfolds, questions about the United States' commitment to human rights are once more headlining news coverage around the world.
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No Middle Road

Tarek Osman
As Arab governments become increasingly authoritarian, the region's middle classes will confront a choice: cast their lot with the ruling elites or stand up to the government and risk their social and economic standing.
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ISIS' Western Ambitions

Robin Simcox
Virtually overnight, ISIS has gone from terrorist group to terrorist army. And it seems intent on attacking the West.