North America

What the New NATO Secretary General Appointment Means for the Arctic

April 8, 2014 by Iveta Cherneva
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Even as NATO tries to fashion a response to the crisis on its eastern frontier in Ukraine, the appointment of Norway’s former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General should alert global attention to another region: the Arctic.

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For Russia Impasse, Go For The Gas

March 11, 2014 by Luke Tarbi
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The United States should take discernible, concrete steps to weaken Russia’s power and influence in Ukraine, including explicit support for Europe in reducing their reliance on Russian gas imports.

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How Free Trade Can Revitalize Transatlantic Relations

January 23, 2014 by Erik Brattberg
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Notwithstanding recent strains on the U.S.-EU relationship, pressing forward with a transatlantic free trade agreement is a promising way forward for economic growth and political and security cooperation.

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Strengthening the Arctic Council: A Means of Curbing Climate Change

July 30, 2013 by Nina Jensen
Northern Lights over Nuuk, Greenland.  Photo by John Kjaer.  Photo does not imply endorsement of the article's views.

Arctic Council member states need to apply the Council’s environmental policy recommendations into their own national policy to tackle the rapid climatic and environmental challenges facing the region and the planet.

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The U.S. State Department’s Social Media Balancing Act

April 19, 2013 by Rebecca White
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As the U.S. State Department increases its social media presence abroad, it must strike a balance between giving its embassies the freedom to communicate with local audiences and ensuring a unified foreign policy message.

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Mohamad, the Palestinian Authority, Royal Dutch, and the U.S. Supreme Court

April 2, 2013 by Jonathan Hirsch
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The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide a case profoundly affecting the ability of individuals to seek restorative justice. Even if they decide in favor of the powerful, the balance can still be shifted.

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