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A Primer on the 2022 National Security Strategy Article
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A Primer on the 2022 National Security Strategy

The 2022 National Security Strategy introduces new ideas on navigating strategic competition with China and Russia, investing at home, and a renewed focus on the fight against climate change.

Peter Juul, Heba Malik

Reviving arms control, post-Ukraine: Why New START still matters In the News

Reviving arms control, post-Ukraine: Why New START still matters

Larry Korb discusses the challenges of nuclear arms control and U.S.-Russia relations that may arise once there is a negotiated peace settlement with Ukraine.

the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Lawrence J. Korb, Stephen J. Cimbala

Extremist US Politicians Are Aiding and Abetting Autocratic Hungarian Regime Article
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán arrives at the special EU summit in Brussels.

Extremist US Politicians Are Aiding and Abetting Autocratic Hungarian Regime

The extreme right brazenly supports Hungarian efforts to impede U.S. and European Union allied interests, subverting policies that would ensure corporations pay their fair share and sanction Russia for its Ukraine invasion.

Seth Hanlon, Mara Rudman

Opportunities and Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean: Examining U.S. Interests and Regional Cooperation Testimony

Opportunities and Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean: Examining U.S. Interests and Regional Cooperation

Alan Makovsky, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, provided testimony on March 31, 2022, before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the United States’ involvement in the Eastern Mediterranean amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Alan Makovsky

Seeking Accountability and Justice for Crimes Committed in Ukraine Article

Seeking Accountability and Justice for Crimes Committed in Ukraine

The international community’s message must be clear: Russia’s acts of aggression and any human rights violations against the Ukrainian people will not go unpunished.

Carolyn Kenney

Achieving Energy Independence While Supporting European Allies Article
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Achieving Energy Independence While Supporting European Allies

Congress and the White House should act immediately to support our European allies and build long-term energy independence, while also providing American families with relief from the increased costs inflicted by the fossil fuel industry profiteering off Putin’s war on Ukraine.

The EU should borrow together once again — this time for common defense In the News

The EU should borrow together once again — this time for common defense

Max Bergmann and Benjamin Haddad discuss why, particularly in light of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the European Union should develop its own integrated defense industry and make significant investments in modernizing European militaries.

Politico Europe

Max Bergmann, Benjamin Haddad

The Case for EU Defense Report

The Case for EU Defense

U.S. opposition to EU defense efforts since the 1990s has been a strategic mistake that has undermined both the EU and NATO. It’s time for a new U.S. approach that encourages ambitious EU defense strategies.

Max Bergmann, James Lamond, Siena Cicarelli

Belarus’ Fight for a Democratic Future Report

Belarus’ Fight for a Democratic Future

Belarusians are protesting for free and fair elections—something under threat not only from their own leader but from Moscow as well.

Max Bergmann, Claire Cappaert

Blunting Foreign Interference Efforts by Learning the Lessons of the Past Report

Blunting Foreign Interference Efforts by Learning the Lessons of the Past

America was caught off guard in 2016, but the country has learned a great deal from that experience—and by understanding what happened in the past, it can better protect upcoming elections.

James Lamond, Jeremy Venook

Embrace the Union Report
 (A protestor waves the EU flag during a pro-Europe demonstration a week before European elections in Berlin, May 2019.)

Embrace the Union

To revive and rebuild the trans-Atlantic alliance, the United States should fully embrace the European Union.

Max Bergmann

Democratic Resilience Report
 (Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a ballot to vote at a polling station in Moscow, March 2018.)

Democratic Resilience

This report analyzes different countries’ approaches to prevent, mitigate, and respond to Russian interference operations and draws lessons for policymakers and stakeholders ahead of the 2020 U.S. election.

James Lamond, Talia Dessel

Using Transparency to Deter Russia’s Asymmetric Attacks on the West Article
The U.S. Justice Department building is seen in Washington on March 22, 2019—the day special counsel Mueller delivered his report to U.S. Attorney General Barr. (Getty/Tasos Katopodis)

Using Transparency to Deter Russia’s Asymmetric Attacks on the West

Releasing the full Mueller findings will help shed light on the details of Russia’s political assault on the United States, helping prevent and deter future attacks.

James Lamond

The Mueller Report, With Judd Legum Podcast
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The Mueller Report, With Judd Legum

This week, Judd Legum, former editor-in-chief of ThinkProgress and founder of the Popular Information newsletter, helps us break down special counsel Robert Mueller's final report to Attorney General William Barr, as well as Barr's letter to Congress summarizing Mueller's principle conclusions.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Rachel Rosen, 2 More Chris Ford, Kyle Epstein

Understanding and Combating Russian and Chinese Influence Operations Report
A motorcade car adorned with Chinese and Russian flags sits idle at Vladivostok International Airport, Russia, on September 11, 2018. (Getty/TASS/Vladimir Smirnov)

Understanding and Combating Russian and Chinese Influence Operations

Examining similarities and differences between Russian and Chinese malign foreign influence operations is key to developing shared strategies for combating them.

Carolyn Kenney, Max Bergmann, James Lamond

Robert Mueller Closes in on Trump Podcast
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Robert Mueller Closes in on Trump

This week, Daniella and Ed speak with Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Max Bergmann about the ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Rachel Rosen, 2 More Kyle Epstein, Chris Ford

A Mueller Investigation Refresher With Joyce Vance Podcast
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A Mueller Investigation Refresher With Joyce Vance

Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Joyce Vance joins Daniella and Ed to talk about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and the country's trust in its democratic institutions.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Kyle Epstein, 1 More Rachel Rosen

The Origins of Russia’s Broad Political Assault on the United States Report

The Origins of Russia’s Broad Political Assault on the United States

The Russian attack on U.S. democracy began in 2014 and is more wide-ranging and coordinated than previously understood. How the United States responds requires a strategy that both applies pressure on Russia via additional sanctions and improves the United States’ defensive capabilities against further Russian interference.

James Lamond

Obstructing Justice Through Pardons Is an Impeachable Offense Article
U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2018. (Getty/Win McNamee)

Obstructing Justice Through Pardons Is an Impeachable Offense

Members of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Founding Fathers have said that abusing the pardon power can be grounds for impeachment.

Sam Berger

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