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As both politicians and historians mine the 1940s for alternate visions of international order, we must guard against the presumption that the United States remains the benevolent center of global politics.
U.S. foreign policy disasters fueled our current political crisis. But those who want a new approach must do more than point out past blunders.
It is time to develop a new geostrategy unencumbered by past traumas.
The West thinks of Putin as an aberration among recent Russian rulers, but he stands in line with them. Understanding that continuity is vital to preventing the U.S.–Russian relationship from deteriorating further.
Thomas Graham, Rajan Menon
Russiagate is causing more stress than glee for Putin, who always thought Hillary would win.
The idea that Putin is driven by the philosophy of Eurasianism obscures the pragmatism of Russia's foreign policy.
Jordan Michael Smith
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