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The Reluctant Hegemon: Germany’s Global Responsibility

The Reluctant Hegemon: Germany’s Global Responsibility

More than seventy years after the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, 2017 should be the year when Europe’s richest country reasserts its influence over the globe. Germany should act as a leader for all liberal and democratic nations. Throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first century, the United States was expected to play...
Déjà vu: A US election and an aggressive Russia

Déjà vu: A US election and an aggressive Russia

Since the 2014 annexation of Crimea, the already volatile Russian state has become increasingly unpredictable and confrontational, especially towards the United States (US) and NATO. Although seemingly inexplicable, the combination of suspected cyberwarfare, provocative missile placements, and increasingly belligerent rhetoric can be attributed to an overly ambitious, and more significantly, opportunistic Moscow. The hacking of...