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Rolf Mützenich

Despite being misdefined by proponents and detractors alike, a new détente with Russia offers a way out of a political and military stalemate in the Ukraine crisis.

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We poll experts on whether they think the United States should arm Ukraine.

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Gideon Rose and Stephen Kotkin

Princeton University Professor Stephen Kotkin discusses his recent article, "The Resistible Rise of Vladimir Putin," with Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose.

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Michael Kofman

The second Minsk ceasefire agreement had an inauspicious beginning. But hope remains. Much of frontline has calmed down, and the sides have started to exchanges prisoners. Although the recent agreement may not provide a final solution to the conflict, it has good prospects of freezing it.

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Van Jackson

Russia tends to make diplomatic overtures to North Korea whenever relations between Moscow and Washington sour. With U.S. strategy in Asia hanging in the balance, though, the repercussions of a stronger Russian-North Korean partnership could be different than ever before.

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Peter Pomerantsev

The West's ability to counter the Kremlin's skillful propaganda is now a matter of global security. Here's how to do it.

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Rajan Menon and Kimberly Marten

If the recently brokered ceasefire fails to stop the fighting in Ukraine, the United States should still refrain from sending arms.

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Alexander J. Motyl

If and when Russia becomes friendly toward the West, Ukraine’s strategic importance will fade. Until then, defending Ukraine’s interests—security, stability, prosperity, and democracy—is the best way to defend the West’s own.

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Alexander J. Motyl

The longer the Russian war against Ukraine continues, the more likely it is that President Vladimir Putin’s regime will collapse.

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Eric B. Schnurer

By launching an e-residency program, Estonia is leading the way to a new market—one in which states compete for customers just as businesses do.

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