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Police stand watch over flower tributes and messages written on the footpath outside the Lindt cafe in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Dec. 17, 2014 (AP photo by Rob Griffith).
Strategic Horizons

Emerging Threat of Lone Wolf Terrorism Requires Cold Rationality

By Steven Metz
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Lone wolf terrorism poses a growing threat to Western nations. Unfortunately, emotion and shaky logic stand in the way of a coldly effective national security approach. The strategic significance of lone wolf terrorism is determined less by the terrorists than by how targeted nations respond. more


Global Insights

Putin Courts Modi to Advance Russia-India Economic Ties

By Richard Weitz
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On Dec. 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin became the latest suitor to court Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi on the latter’s home territory. While New Delhi has ended its Cold War alignment with Moscow, India and Russia still share many overlapping interests, as the visit clearly illustrated. more

Strategic Horizons

To Create Order, the U.S. Needs a Strategic Vision

By Steven Metz
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America’s global strategy once coherently linked U.S. actions in different places and on different issues. Today it does not, instead treating each security challenge in isolation. The reason for this incoherence is clear: The United States has no unifying strategic vision. more

World Citizen

Ibero-American Summit in Mexico Highlights Ideological Rifts

By Frida Ghitis
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The annual Ibero-American Summit was designed to develop ties among countries with strong cultural and historical bonds and develop a bloc with political and economic power. But the latest summit, held this week in Mexico, showed how wide the ideological chasms among the member countries have become. more