List of Analysis articles
Russia’s Military Cruelty Begins With Its Own Conscripts
Brutal hazing breaks and humiliates Russian soldiers—and they take it out on civilians.
The Original Authoritarian
A new book looks at how Julius Caesar’s legacy informs the strongmen of today.
Javier Milei Is the World’s Latest Wannabe Fascist
Argentina’s new populist president takes after Trump and Bolsonaro by seeking to destroy democracy from within.
The Shortest Path to Victory in Ukraine Goes Through Crimea
The West needs to keep its nerve, recognize the stakes, and support Kyiv’s clearest path to victory.
New Lifesaving Malaria Vaccines Need to Be Available Now
Emergency deployment could save tens of thousands of children.
It’s Time to Reconsider U.S. Military Aid
As Congress stalls, the U.S. public has good reason to demand more transparency on Biden’s funding for Ukraine and Israel.
Why Israel Needs America’s Tough Love
An argument for making U.S. aid conditional on steps toward Palestinian statehood.
The Global Credibility Gap
No one power or group can uphold the international order anymore—and that means much more geopolitical uncertainty ahead.
China Hawks Are Putting the Green Transition at Risk
New electric vehicle restrictions will end up hurting U.S. interests.
It’s Time to Reconsider Turkey’s NATO Membership
In nearly every theater of vital security interests, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems devoted to undermining the trans-Atlantic alliance.
How an Army of Drones Changed the Battlefield in Ukraine
Ever-present surveillance has made movement extremely difficult, but there are still ways to evade detection.
Why Israel Will Probably End Up Reoccupying Gaza
Everyone seems to agree it is a bad idea. It might happen anyway.