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Brookings: David Cameron’s European Spa

Brookings: David Cameron’s European Spaghetti Bowl – British Prime Minister David Cameron’s “Europe” speech, delivered on January 23, was powerful, polished, contained a bold vision, and offered good arguments. In particular, he got three things right. But translating those arguments into institutional reality will be a nearly impossible challenge. First, Cameron is correct to emphasize the urgent need for a renewal of popular support for the European Un… http://ow.ly/2uFRWZ

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Brookings: Dealing With the Real Putin

Brookings: Dealing With the Real Putin – The Obama administration has decided it’s time to “reset the reset” with Russia. The reset was one of the administration’s first foreign policy initiatives in 2009 and certainly reduced bilateral tensions for a period. But President Obama now faces Vladimir Putin as Russia’s president instead of Dmitri Medvedev, and the entire premise of U.S.-Russia relations will have to be reviewed. After 12 years at… http://ow.ly/2uFujW

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Vladimir Putin as Statist

Brookings Institute: Vladimir Putin as Statist: Restoring the Greatness of Russia http://ow.ly/2uCDOt

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The Five Personalities of Vladimir Putin

Brookings Podcast: The Five Personalities of Vladimir Putin http://ow.ly/2uCtc1

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Opinion: Wrong Signals on Religious Rights in Germany

Jonathan LaurenceBrookings Institute, September 20, 2012

Opinion: The Cologne court’s decision to halt non-medical circumcisions

Kölner Dom - Cathedral in Cologne

Cathedral in Cologne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

earlier this summer marks a new low for religious freedom in 21st century Europe. It is the latest dip in a slippery slope that began with the condemnation of burkas and other forms of extremism but has landed squarely in the mainstream of religious practice… (more) http://ow.ly/2si1Th

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European Banking Union Long Road Ahead

Brookings: European Banking Union Faces Long Road Ahead – The European Commission’s detailed proposal for a “banking union” marks an importa http://ow.ly/1mqO6P

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In Remembrance of Ambassador Christopher Stevens

Brookings Institute: In Remembrance of Ambassador Christopher Stevens

Chris Stevens was the ultimate foreign service officer. He reveled in his job. You only have to glance at his official photograph to get a sense of the character of the man: always cheerful, always enthusiastic, always professional. Like those more high profile ambassadors – Ryan Crocker (U.S. ambassador in Baghdad and Kabul) and Robert Ford (U.S. ambassador in Damascus) – Chris Stevens loved to be on the front lines of American diplomacy… (more)  http://ow.ly/1mpWWA

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