Europe & Eurasia

Why Russia Didn’t Collapse Like Venezuela… For Now - Book Review of Chris Miller’s Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia
Why Russia Didn’t Collapse Like Venezuela… For Now: Review of Miller’s Putinomics

Putin’s Russia still has numerous challenges today from corruption to slow economic growth, but Chris Miller argues in Putinomics that the federation should be compared to fellow petrostate Venezuela since both were similar in the late 1990s.

Why the June Elections in Kazakhstan Matter to the US
Why the June Elections in Kazakhstan Matter to the US

Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced on April 9 that his country will hold presidential elections on June 9.

Mrs. Miniver & Christian Social Solidarity

As a young boy in early 1970s I first saw the 1942 Oscar winning WWII morale boosting film Mrs. Miniver…

Anglo-American Democracy’s Endurance

“We have not journeyed all this way across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because…

Easter & Christian Realism

Reinhold Niebuhr, an inspiration for this journal, was a Christian Realist who renounced Social Gospel utopianism in favor of firmly…

Culture and Religion Divide Europe, Affecting US-Europe Relations
Culture and Religion Divide Europe, Affecting US-Europe Relations

Divergent conceptions of religion, nationalism, and the role of the state leave Europe divided in ways it has not been since the end of the Cold War.

After 70 Years, What Happens to NATO Next?
After 70 Years, What Happens to NATO Next?

As NATO has expanded and with less clarity on concrete enemies, allies have grown further apart.

What You Should Know About NATO
What You Should Know About NATO

Foreign ministers from NATO members are gathering in Washington this week to mark the military alliance’s seventieth anniversary. Here’s what you should know about one of the oldest and most successful defense pacts in history.

Britain, Brexit, and Leadership Failure
Britain, Brexit, and Leadership Failure

The Brexit process has sown a double distrust. Politicians doubt the wisdom of the electorate, and many of the voters doubt the goodwill of their leaders. It bodes ill for the future, especially at a time when populist parties are in the ascendancy across Europe.

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