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Date: Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014 14:44

"There are several lessons that Germany could convey. The first is that reconciliation need not conform to the East Asian ideal. There is a tendency in East Asia to see reconciliation as perfect peace and harmony -- and therefore unattainable -- but Germany's was long, messy, and has not yet ended."

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Date: Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014 14:42

Mounting fears of Russian aggression in eastern Europe may breathe new life into the Cold War-era security alliance, explains this Backgrounder.

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Date: Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014 13:45

The government of China released its first policy paper on the European Union (EU) in October 2003, outlining potential areas of bilateral cooperation. In April 2014, China released an update on the relationship: "Deepen the China-EU Comprehensive Strategic Partnership for Mutual Benefit and Win-win Cooperation."

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Date: Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014 13:13

Foreign policy experts, Justin Vogt, deputy editor of Foreign Affairs, Ivo Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Admiral James Stavridis, dean of Tuft University's Fletcher School discuss military defense and NATOs role in the present and future territorial and political situation of Ukraine-Russia regarding the territory of Crimea.

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Date: Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014 13:13

Foreign policy experts, Justin Vogt, deputy editor of Foreign Affairs, Ivo Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Admiral James Stavridis, dean of Tuft University's Fletcher School discuss military defense and NATOs role in the present and future territorial and political situation of Ukraine-Russia regarding the territory of Crimea.

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Date: Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014 13:08

"The troops in Crimea may be the elite of the new Russian military. But the Kremlin's investment, analysts said, has revived the military, which has now shown that it can field a competent and even formidable force, and both guard the nation and project power to neighboring states."

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Date: Tuesday, 01 Apr 2014 17:28

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn discusses further sanctions on Russia and their economic ramifications.

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Date: Monday, 31 Mar 2014 20:41

Deploying F-22 Raptors to defend Ukraine "would immediately change Putin's invasion calculus" writes Robert Spalding.

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Date: Monday, 31 Mar 2014 10:05

Benn Steil's latest op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, co-authored with Dinah Walker, explains why the ECB's anticipated foray into more aggressive monetary stimulus next week won't have any significant effect on the availability and cost of private-sector credit. The ECB believes that its ongoing bank stress tests will help revive the eurozone's moribund banking industry, but we argue that the tests are counterproductive without a mechanism in place to assure sufficient recapitalization of banks that fall short—as there was in the United States in 2009.

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Date: Monday, 31 Mar 2014 10:05

Benn Steil's latest op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, co-authored with Dinah Walker, explains why the ECB's anticipated foray into more aggressive monetary stimulus next week won't have any significant effect on the availability and cost of private-sector credit. The ECB believes that its ongoing bank stress tests will help revive the eurozone's moribund banking industry, but we argue that the tests are counterproductive without a mechanism in place to assure sufficient recapitalization of banks that fall short—as there was in the United States in 2009.

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Date: Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 21:52

The real challenge for the United States and Europe is to keep Mr. Putin from any temptation to break up one of the biggest countries in Europe, writes Stephen Sestanovich.

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Date: Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 20:35

Reversing Russia's annexation of Crimea is not the most urgent goal of the Western nations. The bigger challenge is to deal with the emerging fractious nationalism and prevent further breakup of Ukraine from within, writes Stephen Sestanovich.

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Date: Friday, 28 Mar 2014 19:25

Fred Kaplan rebuts the alarmism in many new assessments of the U.S.-Russia military balance in Europe.

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Date: Friday, 28 Mar 2014 16:58
The crisis in Crimea may represent something more than just another low point in Moscow's relations with the United States and its allies, says Russia expert John R. Beyrle.
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Date: Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 20:41

The members of the United Nations voted on Resolution A/RES/68/262, Territorial Integrity of Ukraine, and the resolution was adopted on March 27, 2014. The resolution is the UN's response to Russia's treaty with Ukraine about Russia annexing Crimea.

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Date: Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 17:28

President Barack Obama spoke at the Palais Des Beaux Arts in Brussels on March 26, 2014. He spoke about the history of formation of democracies in Europe and the importance of maintaining European regional security and the sovereignty of individual countries. President Obama argued for the United States and other countries to support Ukraine and to isolate the Russian government after Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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Date: Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 16:46

Former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation Michael A. McFaul discusses the escalating events in Ukraine and the Russian presence in Crimea.

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Date: Monday, 24 Mar 2014 20:09

Former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation Michael A. McFaul discussed the escalating events in Ukraine and the Russian presence in Crimea.

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Date: Monday, 24 Mar 2014 13:24

Leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council, and the President of the European Commission met in The Hague and released this statement on March 24, 2014. In the joint document, the leaders declares their support for Ukraine's sovereignty and their rejection of Russia's annexation of Crimea. The document states that the leaders will not attend the G8 meeting in Sochi in June 2014, but will convene as the G7 in Brussels.

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Date: Friday, 21 Mar 2014 20:55

The Foreign Policy Initiative organized fifty-two former U.S. government officials and foreign policy experts to sign a bipartisan letter to President Obama regarding policy to respond to Russia's actions in Ukraine.

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