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Of course transparency on NATO’s Eastern flank is important. But until Russia stops its provocations, it will be hard to reduce tensions. 


Despite Vladimir Putin’s crackdown on protestors, politicians in eastern Germany are emphasizing their ties with Russia—and practicing post-communist identity politics.


Poland won’t exactly be getting the “Fort Trump” it wanted. But NATO’s robust force posture in the East, like Russia’s, still risks being misinterpreted. 


China and Russia seem to be getting ever closer, but the image of a deep Putin-Xi friendship can be deceiving. The EU should soberly …


With Nord Stream 2, Berlin is supporting a project that will hurt its credibility.


The Kremlin will continue to try and exploit political chaos and uncertainty arising from the Trump presidency. Europe needs to focus on strengthening NATO …


Europeans and Americans are failing to coordinate their Russia policies. At a time when the old world order is disappearing fast, their loss of …


Trump’s provocations and bullying grab the headlines. But there are also structural factors causing transatlantic tension.


Germany’s government has endorsed imports of liquid natural gas for the first time—but not because of Russia and Nord Stream 2.


The war in eastern Ukraine entered its fifth year this spring and shows no signs of ending. The Minsk agreement should lead to a …


Political, ethnic, and cultural tensions have taken center stage this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.


It’s long been clear who will win Russia’s presidential election. But the campaign is laying bare the flaws within the system Vladimir Putin has …


Relations between the West and Russia are at their lowest point in more than thirty years. Change will only come with new leadership in the Kremlin.


The 1967 Harmel Report is as relevant as ever for NATO’s strategic thinking.


The Russian hashtag #protivvsekh, or “against everyone,” is Ksenia Sobchak’s presidential campaign slogan. But it seems everyone is against the controversial reality TV diva, …


The Russian government is taking new steps to monitor citizens online.