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Jeff Gedmin writes that to achieve a vision of a Europe "whole and free," start with the small things.

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Jeff Gedmin writes that it's time the U.S. drew from its Cold War lessons to fashion a response.

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Jeff Gedmin writes that the real problem is that Putin has the whole region cornered—and no one seems to notice.

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Sally Painter writes that European leaders should be more proactive in their embrace of reformers in the former USSR to hedge against Russian adventurism.

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Sally Painter writes that the West must respond on Ukraine with more sanctions – before it’s too late.

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Sally Painter writes that a number of indicators are demonstrating that Russia is feeling the brunt of worsened relations much more than Western Europe.

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Sally Painter writes that while the transatlantic community scrambles to coordinate its response to the ongoing crisis, an unfortunate atmosphere of resignation is taking hold.

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Sally Painter writes that when NATO leaders meet for their biannual summit in Cardiff in September, it will be at a crucial moment for Europe and NATO.

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Sally Painter writes that from the lingering stagnation from the global financial crisis, to upheaval in streets and parliament buildings from Greece to Spain, to the current emergency facing Ukraine, the European community is in need of strong leadership more now than ever before.

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In our work, we often remind clients and partners that policy change at any level comes down to relationships. The team at Blue Star Strategies helped us to use limited resources more efficiently and build strong relationships that matter.

David Devlin-Foltz, Director of the Aspen Planning and Evaluation Program at the Aspen Institute

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