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  • Should America Seek to Humiliate Russia in Ukraine?

    As Russia and Ukraine battle for control over the Donbas, a controversy has begun to emerge about Western war aims. Should the West, as Henry Kissinger recently suggested at Davos, seek to reach an accommodation with Russia that preserves it as a central part of the European balance of power? Or should America and its

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  • How Emerging Technologies Impact Great Power Competition

    Even as Congress weighs legislation for oversight over Big Tech, the competition between Russia, China, and America has spilled over into the technological realm, including cyber warfare, artificial intelligence, and 5G. How should Washington policymakers address these new developments? What are the domestic and international implications? On May 20, the Center for the National Interest

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  • Does Nuclear War Loom with Russia? A Discussion with Dimitri K. Simes.

    The war in Ukraine has confronted America and its allies with questions of central importance about the fate of national security in Europe and elsewhere. Will Russia contemplate the actual use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine or even against NATO countries in the event that the war continues to go badly for Moscow, presenting a

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  • Europe’s Energy Crisis and the War in Ukraine

    Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine—and its recent decision to halt natural gas exports to Poland and Bulgaria—have provoked searching debates surrounding Europe’s energy dependence on Russia, economic and political vulnerabilities, European climate goals, and policy options to ensure secure and affordable access to energy. How quickly can Europe (and especially Germany) reduce existing energy imports

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  • What Are the Implications of the Ukraine War for Chinese Foreign Policy?

    As China grapples with an upsurge in domestic problems, there is increasing speculation that it may attempt to bolster its position abroad. Will it seek to up the pressure on Taiwan and even contemplate an outright invasion? To what extent will it continue to back Russia against Ukraine? How will Beijing manage its relations with

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