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North America Politics

Will Trump’s election change the US-Russia relationship?

With the election of Russia’s preferred candidate — Republican President-elect Donald Trump — the future of Russia-US relations remains uncertain.

Economics Europe

The Moldovan election: A quiet country at an important crossroads

Europe is full of loud stories, and yet beneath the noise there are first time democratic elections shifting the tide of East-West relations, like Moldova.

North America Politics

Syria will define the future of Hillary Clinton’s uneasy presidency

Despite tightening polling, Democrat Hillary Clinton is still favored to win the U.S. presidency—an already uneasy presidency that is likely to be defined by an even more unstable Syria.

Europe Security

Poland’s defense could help sustain its European relationship

The chilling of NATO-Russian relations in the Baltics, Poland and Eurasia is no secret. Both Russia and NATO have stepped up defense on their borders due to perceived threats. NATO

Europe Power Brokers

Georgia’s foreign minister Mikheil Janelidze: A diplomat with vision

Foreign Minister Janelidze has shown the diplomatic vision necessary for a country torn between promising ties with the West and an easily agitated Russia.

Europe Politics

South Ossetia and Abkhazia face heightened political risk

Political unrest in Abkhazia and the looming potential of a national referendum in South Ossetia increase the risk outlook for the two breakaway republics. However, the regions are likely to

North America Politics

3 political risks to watch out for post-US election

We are less than 100 days away from US elections. How are regional tensions around the world likely to play out past the November 8th election?

Europe North America

Implications of the DNC hack for U.S.-Russia cooperation

Whether or not the Russian government is blamed for the DNC hack, a forecast of implications for the U.S.-Russian relationship should be premeditated.

Latin America Security

What to expect in post-conflict Colombia

Colombia faces new challenges and opportunities after an agreement with FARC. This means integrating old enemies and finding a new role for the military.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

RNC tests Republican unity. IMF releases forecasts. Greek Parliament votes on reform. NATO and Gulf ministers meet. G-20 convenes.