- CommentaryBy Heather A. Conley, Caroline RohloffAug 28, 2015
On August 31, President Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit the Arctic north of the Arctic Circle. This historic visit coincides both with the start of the two-year U.S.
- ReportBy Heather A. Conley, Caroline RohloffAug 27, 2015
The New Ice Curtain explores Russia’s strategic ambitions for its Arctic region—an understudied and underappreciated area that encompasses nearly the entire northern coast of Eurasia.
- CommentaryBy Gerald HymanAug 12, 2015
No matter how the final negotiations come out around August 20, a number of very central conceptions and policies were critically wounded during the dramatic, months-long bailout confrontation between the Greek government and its major creditors (the troika of the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank).
- CommentaryJul 14, 2015
And the answer is … €86 Billion. In a previous Commentary, we posed the question – what is the price of European solidarity?
- CommentaryJul 10, 2015
In true “one minute to midnight” style, the new Greek bailout proposal arrived in Brussels yesterday, having advanced from handwritten notes on a hotel notepad by the new Greek finance minister to a formal, 13-page, 53.5 billion euro, three-year bailout request in a mere two days.
- CommentaryJul 10, 2015
On July 9 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan finally asked the Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to try to form a new government.
- CommentaryJul 6, 2015
In a high-stakes week, the Greek people have now spoken and 61.3 percent have said “no” to creditor demands for reductions in pensions and increases in taxes.
- CommentaryJun 29, 2015
Over the last 48 hours we have seen a dramatic turn of events in the five-plus-year saga between Greece and its creditors. The last minute compromises and referendum threats made over the past several years have de-sensitized governments, markets, and Europeans to the possibility of an actual Eurozone exit.
- NewsletterJun 29, 2015
The Russian city of Ufa is coming up on summit season. From July 7 to 10, the city will play host to both the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summits.
- CommentaryJun 26, 2015
The future of European defense was very much in the headlines this week as U.S. defense secretary Ash Carter visited Germany, Estonia, and Belgium to attend a meeting of NATO defense ministers. Secretary Carter’s speeches and meetings this week were all part of an effort to take stock of and augment NATO’s efforts to defend against and deter Russia.