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  • Distinguishing Between Settlers

    Prime Minister Netanyahu must minimize the political and financial support for hard-core settlers, in order to mitigate the possibility that they negatively affect the peace talks.

  • Developing a Plan B to the Kyoto Protocol

    The first meeting of the new multi-country Clean Energy Ministerial offered several initiatives that have the potential to salvage the global energy debate and achieve lasting change in the reduction of energy usage.

  • Why Moldova Matters

    Given Moldova’s economic potential and political openness, the United States, the European Union, and Russia can play a significant role in aiding Moldova on the path to EU membership and helping to transform the country into a prosperous pluralistic democratic state.

  • China’s Economic Transformation—Exacerbating Tensions or Strengthening Partnerships?

    As China’s largest trading partner, the European Union can play an important role in ensuring that competing interests don’t exacerbate tensions—instead, shared interests should strengthen Europe’s relations with China.

  • Turkey's Silent Crisis

    Rising tensions between the Turkish government and the country’s Kurdish minority influence every aspect of political and cultural life in the country and threaten U.S. interests in the entire region.

  • By Overthrowing Regional Order, US Unleashed a Genie

    The 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq profoundly changed the politics of the Middle East, leading to an increase in Sunni-Shiite tension across the region and providing an opportunity for both Iran and Turkey to spread their influence and take a stronger role in regional relations.

  • Hope for Direct Talks?

    With little chance for a breakthrough in Israeli–Palestinian direct talks, the best hope for the Middle East is a regional approach that secures peace between Israel and the entire Arab world.

  • Obama Is Right to Be Hard-Nosed on China

    The Obama administration’s strategy for dealing with China reflects the complex dynamics of economic cooperation and geopolitical competition that underlie Washington’s ties with Beijing.

  • Medvedev's Climate Moment

    The wildfires and heat wave that recently ravaged central Russia brought climate change to the forefront of the country’s domestic agenda and provide the Kremlin with an opportunity to prove its commitment to energy efficiency as well as economic modernization.

  • It Is Time For Even Bolder Initiatives In The Indus River Valley

    The tragic floods in Pakistan provide an opportunity for a worldwide push towards diplomacy and development in the Indus River Valley. Such efforts would help stabilize the fragile relationship between Pakistan and India.

  • China Faces a Difficult Economic Transition

    In order to avoid deep economic imbalances, China will have to abandon its current development model and raise wages, interest rates, and the value of its currency.

  • 5 Minutes With Benjamin Netanyahu

    In considering Israel’s response to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Prime Minister Netanyahu must set aside personal animus and consider the nature of Iranian politics and the character of the regime in Tehran.

  • The Wider Implications of the Russian-Armenian Defense Deal

    • Dmitri Trenin, Andrei Trenin
    • August 24, 2010
    • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

    If Russia wants to be a principal security provider and peace guarantor in the CIS space, it will need to refocus its strategy away from resisting NATO's drive and U.S. deployments and toward conflict prevention and conflict resolution.

  • Palestinian-Israeli Direct Talks: The Case for a Regional Approach

    While the conditions necessary for a Palestinian-Israeli settlement do not exist today and further negotiations between the two parties are unlikely to change the situation, a regional settlement is both possible and desirable for both sides.

  • Time for the Nuclear Test Ban

    • Daryl G. Kimball
    • August 24, 2010

    The United States has neither the intention nor need to renew nuclear testing, yet its failure to ratify the CTBT undermines both the credibility of U.S. leadership and the ability of the United States to improve the detection and deterrence of testing by others.

  • The Last Chance to Avoid a Global Trade War

    As the financial crisis forces Europe to decrease its trade deficit, major world economies must step in and help the United States absorb the burden of rebalancing global trade in order to prevent the rise of American protectionism.

  • How Arab Governments Resist the Trend to Democracy

    The current regimes in the Arab world are resisting democratic change because of firm security measures maintaining the status quo and ineffective, incapable, and insular opposition movements.

  • China Can't Break the Rules

    • Mark Hibbs
    • August 20, 2010
    • International Herald Tribune

    Chinese plans to flout global rules on nuclear trade by building two reactors in Pakistan are emblematic of Beijing's growing nuclear assertiveness and threatens to undermine the nonproliferation regime.

  • Don't Cut Off Lebanon's Aid

    Cutting aid to the Lebanese army is counter to U.S. interests and could result in a weakening of the Lebanese government and military, empower Hezbollah and strengthen Syrian and Iranian influence in Lebanon.

  • Sleeping Giant

    The young urban Russians who took part in wildfire rescue efforts after the authorities proved inefficient and unprepared are the genuine force for modernization and democratization in the country.

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