International Affairs & Foreign Policy

Trump and Ukraine: A Shabby and Damaging Affair

In the United States, and in most other countries, the border between internal and external affairs has never been water-tight. But there has been a settled expectation that national leaders would not endanger national interests for private advantage.

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The “Moscow Rules”: Ten Principles for Working with Russia

In March 2019, ICDS hosted Keir Giles launching his most recent book “Moscow Rules”. The book highlights how Western leaders repeat the same mistakes over and over again when dealing with Russia. He was asked to distil key recommendations for avoiding expensive and dangerous misunderstandings with Moscow – the “Moscow Rules”. Giles presents them to our readers here.

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