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April 23, 2015

Russia
Charting Russia's Political Future

Mikhail Kasyanov discusses Russia's relations with the United States, the fallout following the murder of Boris Nemtsov, and potential developments between Russia and Ukraine.

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July 19, 2013

Turkey
Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Economy, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry, and Greening the West Bank

Matt Phillips, writing for Quartz, provides some startling figures about Egypt’s economy following the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. Kadri Gursel examines the Islamization of Turkey’s fo…

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November 3, 2014

United States
Ten Histories of the Cold War Worth Reading

Sunday marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. For those of us who grew up during the Cold War it was an unforgettable moment—one we hoped for but didn’t necessarily expect…

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June 9, 2014

Russia
What to Do About Russia and Ukraine

Karen E. Donfried of the German Marshall Fund and CFR Fellows Robert Kahn and Stephen Sestanovich join CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and its implications for U.S. fo…

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June 9, 2014

Russia
What To Do About Russia and Ukraine

Ukraine's recently held presidential election has been deemed a success, but the country faces a number of continuing challenges including an ongoing separatist rebellion in the east. Karen Donfried …

June 6, 2013

United Kingdom
Britain's Place in Europe

In January 2013, British Prime Minister David Cameron laid out plans to renegotiate the United Kingdom's membership status in the European Union and called for a 2017 referendum on Britain exiting th…

June 6, 2013

United Kingdom
Britain's Place in Europe

Charles Kupchan and Adam Posen discuss the United Kingdom's future role in Europe and assess the ramifications of this changing relationship.

October 16, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: JFK Learns that Soviet Missiles Are in Cuba (Cuban Missile Crisis, Day One)

Hillary Clinton famously ran a political attack ad during the 2008 primary campaign saying that a president had to be prepared for a 3:00 a.m. phone call saying that something bad had happened overse…

Map of Cuba annotated by President John F. Kennedy during his first CIA briefing on October 16, 1962.  The map is displayed at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts. (Brian Snyder/ courtesy Reuters)

October 15, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: The United States Discovers Soviet Missiles in Cuba

The phone call came at an inconvenient time for McGeorge Bundy. The forty-three year-old national security adviser was hosting a sendoff dinner for the new U.S. ambassador to France, Charles “Chip” B…

A Soviet medium-range ballistic missile on parade in Moscow's Red Square. (Dino A. Brugioni Collection, The National Security Archive, Washington, DC)

February 29, 2012

Russia
Russia: Politics, Protests, and the Presidential Election

Ahead of the Russian presidential elections on March 4, please join Leon Aron, Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., and Stephen Sestanovich to assess recent demonstrations of public discontent in the Russian str…