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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin watches honor guards during a wreath-laying ceremony near the Kremlin in Moscow, May 9, 2016, photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

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    The West Must Do Far More to Keep Putin at Bay

    Aug 27, 2016

    Russia is more willing than the West to use military power, even though it has less of it. The West should reconsider whether its efforts to deter Russian military interference are enough.

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participates in a forum hosted by the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, November 10, 2015, photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

    Report

    Israel's Iran Policies After the Nuclear Deal

    Aug 29, 2016

    Israel was one of the most vocal opponents of the Iran nuclear talks. But once the nuclear deal became a reality, Israel's attention turned to nonnuclear challenges, particularly Iran's growing role in Syria.

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