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Charles Fairbanks

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Charles H. Fairbanks, Jr. was a research professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins/SAIS and a director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute.  He has served as a deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of State and member of the department's policy planning staff.  He was a foreign policy adviser to the Reagan campaign in 1980 and the Bush campaign in 1988. Fairbanks has served on the political science faculty of both Yale University and the University of Toronto. 

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Ukraine: Who Holds What Cards—and Why We Still Need to Play

Charles Fairbanks

In our eagerness to paralyze ourselves over Ukraine, we have been repeating the incantation, “Putin has all the cards…all the levers....”...

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Charles Fairbanks quoted in Newsweek on the war in Ukraine