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Russia’s Opposition Gets A Foothold in Moscow Elections

The recent local and regional elections in Russia have shown once again that even with unfair play—the democratic alternative attracts significant support when it is actually on the ballot.

Opposition Surprises with Gains in Moscow’s Local Elections

It was not all pretty and the base line was modest, but opposition candidates increased their representation on local councils by over 1,000% in Moscow’s recent election. How will Putin and his cronies react?

Migration Summit Yields Some Optimism, But Success Depends on Libya

Europe’s Big Four recently met with leaders from Libya, Chad, and Niger to discuss migration. Their efforts may improve the crisis, but all long-term success will depend on Libya.

Turkey Can Forget About EU Membership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has now publicly stated what no other European has been willing to say—that Turkey should not become a member of the European Union.