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A Chinese Marshall Plan for Europe — don’t bank on it

The Chinese have been identified as a potential savior to help bail Europe out of its financial crisis but as Joe Quinlan of the German Marshall Fund of the Untied States explains, European leaders shouldn't count on it.

Long-term questions for short-term European strategy

The grand European experiment has now arrived a critical juncture reports Joseph Wood of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Russia’s Putin Proposes a “Eurasian Union” — But it’s all about Gas

Alina Inayeh of the German Marshall Fund explains why Central Asian states are rebuffing Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's drive to build a new regional trading block.

Brinkmanship in the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey and Cyrpus are the focal point of a potentially dangerous face-off writes Michael Leigh of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Palestine’s premature bid for UN membership

Palestinian leaders are pushing ahead for official statehood recognition before they even have the necessary mechanics of a stable, functioning government writes analyst Dhruva Jaishankar of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

As Europe looks West, the United States gazes across the Pacific

For generations, Americans have regarded Europe as an indispensable ally and critical to their country's future. Now, according to the latest Transatlantic Trends survey, the US is increasingly turning away from Europe in favor of Asia.

Why the crisis between Turkey and Israel is hurting everyone

The deterioration of Israeli-Turkish ties could provoke widespread negative consequences far beyond the Middle East according to Emiliano Alessandri and Joshua Walker, both Transatlantic Fellows at the German Marshall Fund in Washington.

The Atlantic Charter’s enduring relevance

The Atlantic Charter that solidified the postwar alliance between the U.S. and Europe turns 70 this August. Although U.S.-European relations have been severely tested in recent years, scholar William Inboden explains why the treaty remains vital.

The power of the powerless in Belarus

Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus with an iron fist. Today, though, Lukashenko faces unprecedented challenges that threaten to undermine his regime writes Pavol Demes of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
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