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- postscriptBy Alexander J. Motyl -March 18, 2014To deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the West has to assume that he is rational and will respond to carrots and sticks. Accordingly, it should take him up on his proposal to form a working group on Ukraine, which would at least force everyone to take a deep breath and survey the situation with a measure of calm.
- snapshotBy Dominique Arel -March 18, 2014In Ukraine, language policy has become a matter of national security. Here's why it is such a divisive issue -- and what the new government can do to ease tensions.
- snapshotBy William McCants -March 17, 2014Although Saudi Arabia’s dislike of Brotherhood political activities abroad is well known, for decades the kingdom has tolerated the local Saudi branch of the Brotherhood. Its sudden reversal is an expression of solidarity with its politically vulnerable allies in the region and a warning to Sunni Islamists to tread carefully.
- snapshotBy Susan Richards -March 16, 2014Confronted with a sprawling landmass, with few clear borders and a patchwork of different ethnicities, Russian governments have tried to build a coherent national identity using three touchstones: religion, war, and art. Crimea has played a significant part in all three.
- newsMarch 15, 2014Check out the winners of our latest caption contest.
- snapshotBy Peter Liberman and Julie A. George -March 14, 2014Russia’s moves in Crimea might have come as a shock, but for millennia, conquests and annexations were the meat and potatoes of state building and international politics. In general, they don't pay off for the conqueror. In this case, though, they might.
- newsNews Release: Foreign Affairs sees 10-Percent Circulation Boost over Two Years, according to AAM auditMarch 13, 2014Foreign Affairs magazine enjoyed year-over-year increases in total circulation and paid subscriptions, including a substantial boost in digital subscriptions, according to the most recent audit published by the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM). This caps off a two-year period in which total circulation for the magazine grew by nearly 10 percent.
- snapshotBy Taras Kuzio -March 13, 2014Lost in the recent discussion in the West about Russian aggression in Crimea has been the question of whether Ukrainians believe Crimea is worth fighting for in the first place. Although Westerners (and the Ukrainian government) profess the importance of defending Ukrainian territorial integrity, most Ukrainians don’t seem to mind letting Crimea go.
- snapshotBy Marisa L. Porges -March 12, 2014Supporting refugees is costly, financially and otherwise, and Jordan is having trouble coping. The United States and key partner nations must help support the still-growing Syrian refugee population there. If it doesn't, Syria’s spillover risks destabilizing Jordan even more than it already has.