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Can the Biden-Putin Call Really Avert War Over Ukraine? (Mark Episkopos, The National lnterest)

As military tensions simmer between Russia and Ukraine, the West is bracing for three rounds of high-stakes negotiations with the Kremlin in early January. Can the Biden-Putin Call Really Avert War Over Ukraine? | The National Interest

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How Turkey Can Be a True Ally to Lebanon (Adnan Nasser, The National Interest)

If Turkey wants to be a true ally to the Lebanese people, rather than another cynical actor exploiting those in need, it must ensure any support given goes to its intended destination, without it predicated on geopolitics. How Turkey Can Be a True Ally to Lebanon | The National Interest

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How Turkey Can Be a True Ally to Lebanon (Adnan Nasser, The National Interest)

If Turkey wants to be a true ally to the Lebanese people, rather than another cynical actor exploiting those in need, it must ensure any support given goes to its intended destination, without it predicated on geopolitics. How Turkey Can Be a True Ally to Lebanon | The National Interest

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To Avoid Conflagration in Europe, U.S. Must Boost Ukraine (Wes Martin, The National Interest)

The future of NATO and U.S. security policy in Eastern Europe; and the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine and of other U.S. allies in the region are at stake. To Avoid Conflagration in Europe, U.S. Must Boost Ukraine | The National Interest

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How Biden Can Foster Real Peace in the South Caucasus (David L. Phillips, The National Interest)

A multilateral approach to the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict presents an opportunity for the United States and Russia to work together on a regional challenge where their interests overlap. How Biden Can Foster Real Peace in the South Caucasus | The National Interest

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Why Is America Pushing Russia and China Together? (Joergen Oerstroem Moeller, The National Interest)

In Ukraine, U.S. policy has pushed Russia and China together on an issue where the two countries do not see eye to eye.+ Why Is America Pushing Russia and China Together? | The National Interest

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By Unifying the North, Syria Can Be Secured (Muhammad Bakr Ghbeis, Ahmad Tarakji, The National Interest)

When U.S. president Joe Biden and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a bilateral summit on October 31, 2021, Syria was certainly among the discussed topics. Although the two leaders are far from agreement on Syria and the Middle East more broadly, the United States and Turkey stand to gain by collaborating with like-minded states to prioritize […]

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Don’t Believe What the Defenders of Myanmar’s Junta Say (Ye Myo Hein, The National Interest)

As the Burmese junta has faced growing pressure from the international community, pro-military voices have sought to polish the irretrievably tarnished image of the Burmese military. Recently, they have become more active in disseminating narratives favorable to the military, called the Sit-tat by the Burmese people, to international audiences. Some shared these narratives in the […]

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Biden Should Not Embrace New Nuclear Policies (Peter Huessy, The National Interest)

Nearly 700 scientists and engineers, some of them Nobel laureates, have written a letter to President Joe Biden urging the United States to adopt four new nuclear policies. There are four serious flaws in the proposal. Biden Should Not Embrace New Nuclear Policies | The National Interest

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Why the Iran Nuclear Deal Is the Best Bet for Israeli Security (Alexandra B. Hall, The National Interest)

When President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal (formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) in 2018, he made one of the worst policy decisions in recent history. But he did not make this decision on his own. Why the Iran Nuclear Deal Is the Best Bet […]

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Will Putin’s Ultimatum Lead to War? (Mark Episkopos, The National Interest)

The Kremlin has published a draft of its security demands vis-à-vis NATO and Washington. The proposals, which were submitted to NATO and U.S. officials earlier this week, call for sweeping concessions and guarantees from what Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov previously referred to as the “collective West.” Will Putin’s Ultimatum Lead to War? | […]

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Can Putin Bring Out the True Potential of India-Russia Relations? (Jagannath Panda, The National Interest)

After its Galwan Valley clash with China in 2020, New Delhi has imbibed a strong “pointed alignment” strategy wherein it has focused on augmenting ties with partner states to respond to shared issues that are paramount to India’s national interests. India’s recent decision to deploy two regiments of Russian S-400 missile defense systems along its borders with […]