Noah Schwartz // If we accept that the massive military presence we maintain is more of a threat to US democratic norms than Russia, the only option is a peace dividend of mass defense cuts.
Alexander Miguel // Just as Milosevic lost control of a unified Yugoslavia during the decline of the Soviet Union, the SNS may have to cut their losses in Kosovo and join the EU. The United States has already encouraged both Pristina and Belgrade to make peace. From here, Washington should keep a delicate hand and welcome Serbian integration into the rest of Europe, though be realistic in its expectations.
Grant W. Turner // In an expansionist empire that operates on corrupt networks of patronage, where internal stability and military power rely increasingly on domestic resources, acquiring a supply of salt closer to Russia’s industrial heart is undeniably in the interests of Putin’s regime and those who keep him in power.
Rishab Chatty // When he entered office, President Joe Biden pledged to prioritize human rights in his foreign policy. To this day, the Biden Administration has seldom stayed true to this statement.
Lake Dodson // Australia may finally accept the responsibility of becoming an internationally recognized, legitimate, nuclear state.
Lajos Kossuth on Broadway. New York Public Library Digital Collection. Public domain. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech to Congress Wednesday night saw the leader receive a standing ovation roughly once every ninety seconds. The enthusiasm brought to mind a similar episode 171 years ago: a visit by Hungarian revolutionary Lajos Kossuth. Kossuth had led Hungary … Continue reading Zelensky’s Visit, “Kossuth Mania,” and America’s Altered Foreign Policy Debate
Scarlett Kennedy // As the violence in Haiti escalates, top policymakers have advocated for an American-backed military intervention on the troubled island. Foreign interventions have devastated Haiti time and again. There is no reason to think this time may be any different. In fact, it may be worse.
Realist Review Staff // This collection of book recommendations was put together by some of the Realist Review writing and editing staff.
Garrett Ehinger // The United States continues its smallpox research as a safety measure against future attacks. This precaution may seem obvious, but such research carries grave risks for national security.
Garrett Ehinger // China is not as affected by U.S. deterrence as American leaders might think. It recognizes the high costs that war with the United States would have...Thus it seeks to provoke the United States into further investment in deterrence while patiently entrenching itself around the globe.