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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.

France Yellow Vest Protests: Jupiter Has Fallen

GiletsJaunes, cc Flickr KRIS AUS67, modfiied, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

A new and virulent protest movement has French President Emmanuel Macron reeling. Has the self-styled ‘Jupiter’ come crashing down to Earth?

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.

US Debt: Bomb or Overblown?

Source: Congressional Budget Office (CBO), public domain

Ignored by headlines and political debate, the US debt load continues to expand at a staggering rate.

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.

FLASH: Escalating Russia-Ukraine Tensions

ODESSA, Ukraine (July 17, 2017) Cmdr. Peter Halvorsen, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), shows the combat information center to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko while he tours the ship in Odessa, Ukraine, during exercise Sea Breeze 2017. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multi-national maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones/Released)170717-N-ZE250-167 Join the conversation: http://www.navy.mil/viewGallery.asp http://www.facebook.com/USNavy http://www.twitter.com/USNavy http://navylive.dodlive.mil http://pinterest.com https://plus.google.com

All the latest from the Kerch Strait crisis.

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

Arms Trade: A Global Buyers’ Market

THAAD, cc Flickr Mark Holloway, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/, originally released by US Army

The US, Russia, and China may be the world’s largest arms exporters, but other states are now coming around on the economic perks of a military industrial complex.

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.

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