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Budapest is Taking Euro-Atlantic Interests into Account in Ukraine Education Row

Orban, cc Flickr European People's Party, modified,https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Some accuse Hungary of standing in the way of greater NATO-Ukraine integration; but in fact, Budapest is standing up for the principles of the Alliance.

Russia-Ukraine Row: NATO’s Eastward Trajectory Is the Real Problem

UkraineSoldiers, cc Flickr 7th Army Training Command, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

NATO’s eastward drift has put Kiev in an impossible position.

EU Counter-Terrorist Financing Initiatives: Time to Move Beyond the War on Terror

Moneylaundry, cc Flickr Images Money, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/, TaxRebate.org.uk

Criminals and terrorists are evolving new ways to launder money and finance themselves. It’s time for the European Union evolve along with them.

EU Battle Royale: Italy’s Deficit VS the EC’s Infringement Procedure

EUItalyflag, cc Flickr Ewan Topping, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Between the bond market, intra-coalition politics, and the Brussels-Rome relations, it’s going to be an interesting parliamentary term in Rome.

Geopolitical Cultural Wars: Why the Crisis in the Orthodox Church Should Worry US Policymakers

A fresco from St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow. Olga Pavlovsky, Flickr, modified, cchttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The recent breach between the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox churches is reflective of a growing nationalist trend in Ukrainian politics, and US policymakers should take note.

International Law vs. Institutional Disarray on Palestine & Kashmir

CC Michael Coghlan, Flickr, modifed, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Some of the world’s more intractable conflicts demand a legal rather than a political solution.

Trump’s Self-Serving Foreign Policy

US President Donald Trump, cc Gage Skidmore, modified, Flickr, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Trump’s policy of personal vendettas is harming allies and damaging US credibility

Is Netanyahu Quietly Becoming Israel’s Dictator-in-Chief?

NetanyahuKrem, cc Kremlin.ru, modified, http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/56739

Amid the chaos and mudslinging that typifies the day-to-day rhythm of Israeli politics, few have batted an eyelid at the latest shift in power dynamics within the cabinet.

Why The Hungarian Government Just Doesn’t ‘Get It’ on Poverty

Homelessness, cc Flickr Ben Sutherland, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Homeless people are the new migrants in Hungary, at least so far as political stigmatization is concerned.

Libya’s Lost Hope

Gaddafi, cc Flickr thierry ehrmann, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

When the NATO-led coalition intervened in Libya, its people were promised security and democracy. Seven years later, all they have received is chaos, death and destruction.

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