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Commentary and Analysis from the Global Think Tank

JULY 7, 2011

Post-Imperium: A Eurasian Story

Trenin | book

In a new book, Dmitri Trenin argues that Moscow needs to drop the notion of creating an exclusive power center in the post-Soviet space and reinvent itself as a global player and as part of a wider community. He calls for a changed, open Euro-Pacific country that is savvy in its use of soft power and fully reconciled with its former dependents. | More


Lebanon After the Indictments

Salem | q&a

Paul Salem says that the situation in Lebanon remains remarkably calm after four men with ties to Hezbollah were indicted in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, but it's too early to tell if domestic tensions will ignite. | More


Getting STARTed

policy outlook | James Acton

Most Popular

1. Assad Deserves a Swift Trip to The Hague

Albright and Muasher | op-ed, Financial Times

outlines a number of key steps the Obama administration can take to lay the groundwork for another nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia.

2. The New Moroccan Constitution: Real Change or More of the Same?

Ottaway | commentary

South China Sea: Plenty of Hazards for All

commentary | Douglas Paal

3. Arab Spring: Eternal Season of Flux

Muasher | op-ed, Politico

4. China's Assertive Behavior--Part Two: The Maritime Periphery

Swaine and Fravel | op-ed, China Leadership Monitor

explains how Washington's involvement in disputes in the South China Sea serves an important role in maintaining regional stability and helps protect U.S. interests.

5. Emerging Markets Reshaping the World

Dadush and Shaw | video q&a

The Arab Summer: Taking Stock

op-ed, Al-Ahram | Paul Salem examines the changes that have taken

place in the Arab world six months after the outbreak of protests in Tunisia and explains the significant impact a stable and open democracy in Egypt could have on the region.

Yemen in Crisis

op-ed, National Interest | Christopher Boucek details why the United

States, Europe, and Saudi Arabia need to work to ensure that President Saleh doesn't return to Yemen.

Palestine: The Fire Next Time?

commentary | Nathan Brown writes that there are wide areas of

consensus in Palestine that may soon support an upsurge of activism, but internal obstacles and divisions could easily lead any new round of political mobilization to fizzle or devolve into selfdefeating actions.

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