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Jeff Gedmin writes that the EU’s deepening turmoil and disarray means the next U.S. president will be dealing with a Europe whose problems and priorities are likely to be very different from ours.

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Jeff Gedmin writes that Vladimir Putin has been working tirelessly to bring Russia back to its nationalistic, narcissistic glory, and the tiny Baltic states feel especially vulnerable.

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Jeff Gedmin writes that the U.S. presidential candidates would do well to start with the war in Ukraine as they assess challenges to U.S. interests abroad.

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Jeff Gedmin writes that it remains in the U.S.'s interest to help Georgia, as well as Ukraine, Moldova, Montenegro, and Macedonia—join the West.

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Jeff Gedmin writes that U.S. presidential candidates should make “getting Europe right” a policy priority for 2017.

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Jeff Gedmin writes that it's time for the West to set an agenda that advances our interests and values—rather than merely reacting to an agenda set by Putin.

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Sally Painter discussing the need for Macedonian ascension to NATO at the Berovo Gathering in Macedonia. Clip in Macedonian.

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Jeff Gedmin writes that the United States needs a robust, multifaceted new Europe strategy, of which continued NATO enlargement -- for Macedonia included -- must be a part.

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Jeff Gedmin writes that the possible poisoning of Russian journalist Vladimir Kara-Mursa has a cold-blooded context.

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Jeff Gedmin writes that while the Global Magnitsky Act will hold human rights abusers to account, it should also inspire a fresh debate about the role of promoting human rights and democracy in American foreign policy.

 

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Sally Painter discusses the ceasefire in Ukraine in 2015.

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Jeff Gedmin writes that 25 years after communism, Central and Eastern Europe are in trouble.

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Experience, insight into the decision making processes 'inside the Washington Beltway,' and an ability to approach the most comprehensive government affairs and regulatory cases are unique qualifications of Blue Star Strategies. Close cooperation and advice in the very complicated case of NATO enlargement ratification and help on the successful strategy for the visa waiver process for my country are just two success stories, which make them efficient, sensitive, and a pleasure to work with.

Ambassador (r.) Rastislav Kácer, former State Secretary for Defense and former Ambassador to the United States of the Slovak Republic

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