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Prepping for 2030: The Young Leaders’ Perspective on NATO’s Future

Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is set to outline the NATO 2030 initiative to the 30 NATO member countries next week. In prep, Eric Jackson highlights the NATO 2030 Young Leaders’ recommendations on how to strengthen the Alliance.

Arjun Singh Climate Change Eastern Europe and Russia Energy & Resources Germany Japan Russia Security, Trade and the Economy The United States of America Western Europe

Deutschland’s Dissonance: Nordstream, Nazism and NATO’s Peril

Despite NATO’s objections, as Germany persists in cooperation with Russia, Arjun Singh deconstructs the German strategic calculus on Nord Stream 2 and impact of Holocaust history.

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Testing NATO’s limits: Actionable Policy vs. Deterrence and Soft Power

Is NATO doing enough? In this comprehensive piece, analyst and program editor Taylor Allen critically analyzes bilateral relations between NATO and Russia amidst growing tensions over the past decade.

Maria Pepelassis Security, Trade and the Economy The United States of America Western Europe

Ready for Change?: France’s Labour Reforms, China-US Trade and the Power of Political Culture

France’s labour reforms, although popular, have ignited widespread union opposition. Maria Pepelassis discusses the enduring importance of political culture, and specifically, socialist politics in France.

Canada Eastern Europe and Russia Hinna Hatif International Relations Kelly Rahardja NATO Peace & Security Russia Ukraine Western Europe

Through Ukraine’s Eyes: Interview with Dr. Taras Kuzio, Part II

In Part II of this exclusive interview, Dr. Kuzio talks about alternatives to the Minsk agreement, Canada’s involvement, Russia’s disinformation campaign, and the state of Russian nationalism in Ukraine.

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Through Ukraine’s Eyes: Interview with Dr. Taras Kuzio, Part I

In Part I of this exclusive interview, Dr. Taras Kuzio talks about what the Paris attacks, Minsk II, and Russia’s intervention in Syria mean for Ukraine, as well as NATO’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict.

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The Caliphate’s Counterpunch: Did ISIS Shift Its Strategy with the Paris Attacks?

The Paris attacks were likely an attempt by ISIS to deter the West from targeting the caliphate, Evan Blackwell writes.