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Macron’s Challenge to Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron on April 25 delivered a rallying cry for Western world leaders to reject isolationism and stand together in defense of democracy. The remarks appeared to be…

Emmanuel Macron’s Balancing Act

French President Emmanuel Macron appears to be performing a delicate balancing act of addressing US President Donald J. Trump’s dissatisfaction with the Iran nuclear deal while seeking to keep the…

Macron Pitches a New Iran Deal

French President Emmanuel Macron said on April 24 that he wants to work on a “new deal” with Iran that would retain the 2015 nuclear agreement as a primary pillar.…

The Iran Nuclear Deal: To Leave or Not to Leave

The future of the Iran nuclear deal—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—hangs in the balance as the May 12 deadline set by US President Donald J. Trump to “fix”…

Treasury Throws Russian Aluminum Giant a Lifeline

The US Treasury Department signaled on April 23 that the Russian aluminum giant, RUSAL, could have US sanctions lifted if the Kremlin-linked oligarch Oleg Deripaska divests his holdings in the firm.…

Mr. Macron Goes to Washington: Risks And Rewards of This Week’s State Visit

Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to Washington this week brings with it two significant risks and two singular opportunities. By now the French president is well recognized as being the world…

Europe Needs To Persuade Iran, Not Just Trump, To Save The Nuclear Deal

As French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Washington, a top priority will be convincing his American counterpart to stay within the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran. But judging from this…

Macron And Merkel Come to Washington. Lend Them Your Ear

The free world (to put it in Washington wonk speak: the “rules-based, liberal global order”), the product of American leadership, which generated relative peace, prosperity, and democracy after 1945 and…

What Fueled Trump’s Tweet on Oil Prices?

An increase in gas prices in the United States may have pushed US President Donald J. Trump to criticize the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in a tweet…

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and The Art of Living

Compassion and cooperation are key to dealing with global conflict, one of India’s renowned spiritual leaders, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, said at the Atlantic Council in Washington on April 19.…

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