President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga on Latvia and Putin

In Russia's Shadow

An Interview with Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

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Latvia's world-renowned former president talks about political life in Russia's shadow.

  President Jorge Quiroga on Bolivia and its future

Latin American Future

An Interview with President Jorge Quiroga

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Bolivia's former president explains why, after some short term pain, he sees his nation having a bright future.

  Brett McGurk on Syria and Trump's incoherence

All Over the Map

An Interview with Brett McGurk

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The man who helped run the U.S. campaign against ISIS explains why Trump's incoherent foreign policy is dangerous and damaging to our interests.

  Norman Roule on the U.S./Iran Contest

Arms and Iran

An Interview with Norman Roule

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A former CIA officer and regional expert lays out the risks of conventional war between the U.S. and Iran.

  Michael Oren on Israel as a world power

State of Israel

An Interview with Michael Oren

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The statesman and diplomat Michael Oren observed the workings of Israeli diplomacy closely as its ambassador to the U.S. Here he explains how and why the Jewish state is increasingly seen as a world power.

  John Negroponte on Trump and U.S. power

World Leader

An Interview with John Negroponte

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The legendary statesman talks about U.S. strength after Trump and why pulling out of the Paris Accords was a terrible mistake.

  Stephen Harper on Trump, the U.S., and populism

North Star

An Interview with Stephen Harper

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Canada's former Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks Trump, trade, and democracy in the age of populism.

  Jody Williams on landmines and killer robots

Swords to Ploughshares

An Interview with Jody Williams

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Nobel laureate Jody Williams talks about the campaign to ban landmines, why she is worried about killer robots, and Trump vs. #MeToo.

  Michèle Flournoy on Russia, China, and global risk

America the Confused

An Interview with Michèle Flournoy

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A veteran policy hand explains what the U.S. is getting wrong about Russia, China, and the global risk profile.

  Harold Trinkunas on Maduro, Chávez, and Venezuela

Weakest Strongman

An Interview with Harold Trinkunas

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Venezuela's president faces an unprecedented crisis.