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FINNISH PRAGMATISM

Finns Take Low-Key Approach to Arctic, Russia, Other Issues as They Assume EU Presidency

LIBYA'S PROXY WAR

Internal Grievances and Outside Interests Fuel Libya's Descent into Civil War

USMCA COUNTDOWN

Amid Tariffs and Elections, Ratification of New NAFTA Is Ever-Moving Target

CEE KINSHIP

Central and Eastern Europe Find Kindred Spirit in Nationalist U.S. President 

PIPELINE SHOWDOWN

U.S. Ratchets Up Pressure to Derail Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Between Germany and Russia

VACATION VACCINATIONS

Heading to Europe This Summer? Get Your Measles Shot

VIETNAM REVISTED

First-of-Its-Kind Exhibit Looks at Vietnam War Through Lens of American Artists 

 

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Finns Remain Low-Key About World,
Issues as They Assume EU Presidency

a4.finland.helsinki.slyline.homeFinns consistently rank among the happiest people on the planet, but even the happiest people have their problems. Whether it's differences with the U.S. on the Arctic, maintaining a relationship with Russia or keeping the European Union on a steady course as they assume its presidency this month. Read More

Libya's Proxy War

Internal Grievances, Outside Interests
Fuel Libya's Descent into Civil War

a1.libya.bouri.oil.field.homeWith fighting continuing to rage in the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya's current civil war shows no signs of abating, as a lethal combination of outside interests and internal grievances fuels further destruction. Read More


USMCA Countdown

Amid Tariffs, Elections, Ratification
Of New NAFTA Is Ever-Moving Target

a2.usmca.congress.senate.home

Amid the tariff battle with Mexico over the border and looming elections in the U.S. and Canada, NAFTA's replacement has been relegated to the sidelines, but the clock is ticking on the deal as Democrats go toe to toe with Trump on its ratification. Read More


CEE Kinship

Some European Nations Find Kindred
Spirit in Nationalist U.S. President

a3.cee.visegrad.group.homeDogged by concerns about democratic backsliding, Central and Eastern Europe has found an ideological cheerleader in President Trump, who was undertaken a vigorous re-engagement with allies such as Hungary and Poland. Read More


Pipeline Showdown

U.S. Aims to Derail Nord Stream 2
Pipeline Between Germany, Russia

a5.nord.stream2.last.pipe.sweden.homeThe United States and Russia are locked in an economic and geopolitical power struggle over which of them will be Western Europe's principal supplier of natural gas. Russia is winning. Read More


Money for Everyone?

Op-Ed: Why Universal Basic Income
Is a Bad Idea Economically, Politically

a6.income.money.homeOne should always be wary of simple solutions to complex problems, and universal basic income (UBI) is no exception. The fact that it has not been met with enthusiasm indicates a breakdown in democratic politics and civic life. Read More


Taking on Tehran

Op-Ed: Between War or Regime
Change Lies Option Three: JCPOA 2.0

a7.tehran.khamenei.china.homeSince President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal in 2015, options for dealing with Iran include a costly war or an unlikely regime change. But there is a third possibility, one that would require Trump to explore diplomacy. Read More


 

Art

Vietnam Revisted

First-of-Its-Kind Exhibit
Looks at Vietnam War
Via American Artists

Diplomatic Spouses

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Healing Energy

Future Massage Therapist
Touts Botswana's History
Of Tolerance, Progressivism

Art

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Food for Thought

Hirshhorn Museum
Transforms Into a
Communal Dining Table

Exhibits

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Rebuilding for the Future

Swedish Embassy
Re-Imagines City Life
In 'Urban Challenges'

Photography

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Cold, Hard Reality

Icelandic Embassy
Showcases Magnificent, But
Diminishing Arctic Glaciers

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