EU Enlargement Is Broken in the Balkans
Ukraine and Moldova are shortlisted for the European Union. Ask North Macedonia how that went.
Ukraine Is the Korean War Redux
Russia’s invasion heralds the transition to a new global order—but it will be less stable than the Cold War.
Biden’s Endgame Shouldn’t Be Victory for Ukraine
There is no realistic scenario for Ukraine to win. Washington should push for a settlement.
From Pushkin to Putin: Russian Literature’s Imperial Ideology
Russian classical literature, chock full of dehumanizing nationalism, reads disturbingly familiar today.
Here’s How to Help Ukraine Handle Putin’s Food Blockade
Creative storage and transport of the new harvest can undercut Russia’s weaponization of global hunger.
Take Realist Arguments Over Russia in Good Faith
As Thucydides’s history shows, wielding power needs open debate.
Can Plea Bargains Save the ICC?
Negotiated settlements would allow the court to go after more bad actors and could even mitigate further atrocities.
Why the West Should Make Peace With Erdogan Now
He is the one unsavory character the West urgently needs better relations with.
The G-7 Agrees: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Is a ‘Zeitenwende’
New survey data shows majorities across the group of major industrial countries see Putin’s aggression as a fundamental turning point for the world.
What the Fall of Empires Tells Us About the Ukraine War
Russia’s war can only be understood as a bloody post-imperial conflict.
The Reckoning for War Crimes in Ukraine Has Begun
What do the first convictions of Russian servicemen hold for the future?
Germany’s New Resolve on Russia Is Already Flagging
Berlin—along with Paris—may yet help Moscow snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
The U.S. Should Start Helping Ukraine Rebuild Now
The West must demonstrate resolve for Ukraine to prosper as a sovereign nation.
Ukraine Wants a Lend-Lease Plan for Energy to Escape Russian Chokehold
Russia blackmails its neighbors with energy. Kyiv needs a solution.
Why Do People Hate Realism So Much?
The school of thought doesn’t explain everything—but its proponents foresaw the potential for conflict over Ukraine long before it erupted.