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Russia: The Burden of History

Russia: The Burden of History

The deep historical roots of Putin's autocracy make it difficult to establish the kind of government in Russia that will live in peace with its neighbors.

Michael Mandelbaum
Good Riddance to Crypto, or How Everything is Related to Everything Else

Good Riddance to Crypto, or How Everything is Related to Everything Else

In his latest blog post, Francis Fukuyama looks at crypto wunderkind Sam Bankman-Fried and how monetary expansion has fueled the rise of cryptocurrencies.

Francis Fukuyama
EU à la Carte

EU à la Carte

To endure and thrive, the European Union needs less centralization, not more, argues Dalibor Roháč in his new book.

Thibault Muzergues
Out of Many, One Europe

Out of Many, One Europe

In his new book, Thibault Muzergues argues that a "Big Bang" federalization of the European Union is the path toward peace and security.

Dalibor Roháč
The Network State

The Network State

Can political states unmoor themselves from geographical borders and exist solely online? Balaji Srinivasan’s new book explores the political potential of emerging technologies.

Aviezer Tucker
The Garden of the Beasts

The Garden of the Beasts

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has Germans thinking about the next war. Berlin’s holiday from history is over.

Jeffrey Gedmin
Don't Go Wobbly on Ukraine

Don't Go Wobbly on Ukraine

Ukrainian victory is in America's national interest. Calls for negotiations now are damaging and counterproductive.

Eric S. Edelman, David J. Kramer
Orbán Fires America

Orbán Fires America

Returning to the city of my birth after years of absence, I find a few things to praise, more to reproach.

Charles Gati