James Kirchick

James Kirchick is author of The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age, published by Yale University Press.

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The Plot Against Europe

The West’s nightmare scenario starts with Donald Trump’s election — and ends with Russian tanks rolling into Estonia while NATO looks the other way.

Argument

In Defense of Denmark

With right-wing parties on the rise in Sweden and Germany, the restrictive immigration policies of cold-hearted Copenhagen are beginning to look awfully sensible.

Argument

Cold War Symbolism: Not Just for the 1950s Anymore

You don't have to be a musty old relic to know that symbolic gestures still have a place in the fight to defend freedom and democracy from Russia.

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What Germany Owes Ukraine

On Ukraine, Angela Merkel enjoys a reputation as Europe’s Iron Lady. Here’s why it’s unearned.

Dispatch

Ukraine Wins

A successful parliamentary election opens a window of hope for an embattled country.

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Putin’s Nordic Shadow

Why Finland and Sweden need to stop pretending they are neutral and join NATO already. 

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