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Foreign Affairs – Putin and Obama Go Head-to-Head

Foreign Affairs – Putin and Obama Go Head-to-Head

Why the United States Should Not Accept Russia’s Plan in Syria. By Edward P. Joseph Published September 29, 2015   Read Online “We have no dog in that fight,” U.S. Secretary of State James Baker famously said on the eve of the wars that would…

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New York Times – Are the Lessons of Srebrenica Being Forgotten?

New York Times – Are the Lessons of Srebrenica Being Forgotten?

By EDWARD P. JOSEPH Published July 10, 2015   Read Online Amir’s voice, patched through to the United Nations base in Tuzla from the eastern Bosnian enclave in Srebrenica, was faint, but his fear came through in nauseating clarity. It was July 1995, and the…

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REUTERS – IF IRAQ MUST BE DIVIDED, HERE’S THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT

REUTERS – IF IRAQ MUST BE DIVIDED, HERE’S THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT

By MICHAEL O’HANLON and EDWARD P. JOSEPH Published July 4, 2014 Read online As Iraq spirals toward chaos and its Kurdish region talks independence, the issue of partition, or federalism, has resurfaced. This is a concept that then-Senator Joe Biden strongly advocated in 2006. Though it would…

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Foreign Affairs – Long March to Brussels

Foreign Affairs – Long March to Brussels

By EDWARD P. JOSEPH and JANUSZ BUGAJSKI Published June 26, 2014 Read online Why NATO and the EU Must Reopen Their Doors to the Balkans Imagine that you lead a small Balkan country that ardently aspires to join Western institutions. But your country also has…

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The National Interest – NATO Expansion: The Source of Russia’s Anger?

The National Interest – NATO Expansion: The Source of Russia’s Anger?

By EDWARD P. JOSEPH Published May 1, 2014 Read online Nothing confounds the Western response to Russian aggression in Ukraine more than its incremental character. By shrewdly focusing on one localized crisis at a time, camouflaging the role of Russian forces, and contriving pretexts to…

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Foreign Policy – Constitutional Conquest

Foreign Policy – Constitutional Conquest

How Putin could achieve all of his designs on Ukraine — without sending a single tank across the border. By EDWARD P. JOSEPH Published April 24, 2014 Read Online With the threat of a Russian invasion still heavy in the air of eastern Ukraine, it’s…

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The Hill – After Crimea, No Avoiding the Georgia Question

The Hill – After Crimea, No Avoiding the Georgia Question

By EDWARD P. JOSEPH and MAMUKA TERESTELI Published March 14, 2014 Read Online When President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev two weeks ago, the over-arching question was what would the Russians do?  Now that Moscow has invaded Crimea and appears poised to formally absorb the territory…

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The Huffington Post – After Ukraine, NATO Must Give Georgia Its MAP

The Huffington Post – After Ukraine, NATO Must Give Georgia Its MAP

By EDWARD P. JOSEPH and MAMUKA TSERETELI Published February 28, 2014 Read online The stunning abdication of President Viktor Yanukovych has broken Ukraine’s bloody impasse while opening up a passel of questions about the future of the deeply divided country. Chief among them, naturally, is…

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Balkan Insight – Bosnia’s Day of Reckoning Demands Bold Action

Balkan Insight – Bosnia’s Day of Reckoning Demands Bold Action

Spreading protests mean that the EU and US must urgently produce a completely new yet practical plan to resolve Bosnia’s longstanding deadlock. By EDWARD P. JOSEPH Published February 7, 2014 Read online As angry protests against hardship and hopelessness spread across whole swathes of Bosnia-Herzegovina,…

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Foreign Affairs – Playing Poker With Putin

Foreign Affairs – Playing Poker With Putin

How to Win the Next Round in Syria By EDWARD P. JOSEPH Published September 16, 2013 Read online After talks last week in Geneva between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the U.S dilemma on Syria has been replaced…

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Foreign Policy – So You’ve Bombed Syria. What Next?

Foreign Policy – So You’ve Bombed Syria. What Next?

Any serious peace plan needs to put security front and center By EDWARD P. JOSEPH and ELIZABETH O’BAGY Published August 29, 2013 Read online For more than two years, impassioned advocates have called for U.S. military intervention in Syria in order to advance a peace…

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The Washington Post – For a Union of Arab Democracies

The Washington Post – For a Union of Arab Democracies

By AARON DAVID MILLER and EDWARD P. JOSEPH Published August 16, 2013 Read online The United States isn’t responsible for the recent violent confrontations in Egypt, but it is stunningly clear that the Obama administration’s approach to the Arab uprisings is in shambles. Cataclysmic upheavals…

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Politico — Bosnia may offer road map for Syria

Politico — Bosnia may offer road map for Syria

By EDWARD P. JOSEPH and MICHAEL O’HANLON Published May 23, 2013 Read online The international community needs a better strategy for the intractable war in Syria. Washington and Moscow are jointly pushing for an international conference that would bring representatives of the Assad regime and…

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The National Interest – Syrian Peace and the Bosnia Precedent

The National Interest – Syrian Peace and the Bosnia Precedent

By EDWARD P. JOSEPH and ELIZABETH O’BAGY Published May 22, 2013 Read online In a situation as complex as Syria’s, the search for parallels is understandable. Indeed, the current effort led by Secretary of State John Kerry to reach a diplomatic settlement draws its inspiration…

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TransConflict – Kosovo – the truth will set the Serbs in the north free

TransConflict – Kosovo – the truth will set the Serbs in the north free

The status quo in the north is neither stable nor productive. Whatever responsibility Albanians have, Serbs must accept their own responsibility for the lack of perspective in the north. The duty of interested outsiders is to help the population see that its interests lie in…

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Balkan Insight — How to End the War in Bosnia

Balkan Insight — How to End the War in Bosnia

Without a renewed push for Constitutional Reform, Bosnia will remain dangerously adrift – its politics a continuation of war by corrupt means. By BRUCE HITCHNER and EDWARD P. JOSEPH Published February 12, 2013 Read online With the European Union in crisis, it is remarkable that…

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Huffington Post – Cyprus and Greece: Living in “Hotel California”

Huffington Post – Cyprus and Greece: Living in “Hotel California”

By EDWARD P. JOSEPH and ANGELO FEDERICO ARCELLI Published April 3, 2013 Read online Cyprus has – or, until last week, had – a lot of banks. It also has a lot of resort hotels. How appropriate that the best encapsulation of its crisis comes…

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Foreign Policy – The Russia Gambit

Foreign Policy – The Russia Gambit

By CHRISTOPHER S. CHIVVIS and  EDWARD P. JOSEPH Published February 26, 2013 Read online A brutal, internecine war drags on, pitting a determined dictator against an outgunned opposition. Hundreds of thousands are displaced, flooding into neighboring states. U.N. mediation falters as allies are divided among…

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The Huffington Post – Too Soon for Optimism on Europe’s Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post – Too Soon for Optimism on Europe’s Financial Crisis

By EDWARD P. JOSEPH and ANGELO FEDERICO ARCELLI Published February 6, 2013 Read online Is the tide finally turning on the European financial crisis? According to conventional wisdom, the answer is yes. Citing recent reforms and a new bailout for Greece, there is growing optimism…

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New York Times – Resolve the Real Greek Crisis

New York Times – Resolve the Real Greek Crisis

By EDWARD P. JOSEPH and ANNA TRIANDAFYLLIDOU Published February 5, 2013 Read online FOR Greeks suffering from the wrenching pain of a long economic crisis, a youthful savior has emerged. Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the second-strongest party in Parliament, the Coalition of the Radical…

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Quaderni del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali – THE CONVERGENCE ILLUSION: WHY EUROPE’S APPROACH TO THE FINANCIAL CRISIS ISN’T WORKING – AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

Quaderni del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali – THE CONVERGENCE ILLUSION: WHY EUROPE’S APPROACH TO THE FINANCIAL CRISIS ISN’T WORKING – AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

By ANGELO FEDERICO ARCELLI and EDWARD P. JOSEPH Serie Rossa: Economia – Quaderno N. 89 febbraio 2013  View entire article in PDF Abstract The crisis of sovereign debt in Europe revealed the limits and anomalies of the Euro, the common currency for 17 European Union…

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Foreign Policy – The Second Coming – 10 Problems Obama Could Solve Right Now

Foreign Policy – The Second Coming – 10 Problems Obama Could Solve Right Now

Make a Trade Deal with Europe By EDWARD P. JOSEPH Published January 2, 2013 Read online Almost half a year after Europe’s central banker promised to do “whatever it takes” to keep the eurozone together, the continent is still in shambles. In November, the 17-member…

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Foreign Policy – Europe’s Balkan Failure

Foreign Policy – Europe’s Balkan Failure

The U.S. vice president’s trip is evidence of a lack of European leadership By EDWARD P. JOSEPH Published May 9, 2009 Read Online Something is terribly wrong with Joe Biden visiting the Balkans next week. It isn’t his expertise that is at issue. Few Americans…

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United States Institute of Peace – What to do about Bosnia and Herzegovina?

United States Institute of Peace – What to do about Bosnia and Herzegovina?

The Case for Accelerated NATO Membership and OSCE Coordination of Constitutional Reform Read the Full Paper Here: USIP – Bosnia and Herzegovina Excerpt: The policy choice in Bosnia revolves around one question: how much time does the country have? If one believes that the country is…

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