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Jeff Gedmin writes while stabilizing Syria will require help from friends and allies, Moscow is neither.

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Jeff Gedmin writes that commercial outlets can't replace government-supported media.

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Jeff Gedmin writes that of the many things a new American president will need to do in 2017, one is to begin repairing America’s relations with our key allies. Start with the United Kingdom.

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Jeff Gedmin writes that Putin has his agenda. It’s time we stop reacting to his—and get back to ours.

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Sally Painter writes that the United States should avoid isolationist temptations.

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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 discusses the need for Macedonian ascension to NATO at the Berovo Gathering in Macedonia.

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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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