By Noah Schwartz // For decades, the Swedish and Western social democratic left have strove for a non-aligned social democratic regime in the vein of Palme’s Sweden.Now the Western Left will have to create its own future instead of looking toward Sweden.
By Johnny B. Davis // The United States needs a strategic reevaluation of its Russia policy. Russia is wrong to engage in war aggression against Ukraine. Still, the United States and Russia’s interests do not conflict. Ukraine is an issue between the European Union and Russia.
By Sophie Boulter // When the EU threatens trade wars and the UK disregards international agreements, it ignores Northern Ireland’s unique situation and treats it as just another bargaining chip in the Brexit negotiation process.
By Sophie Boulter // The EU is closer than ever and could finally accomplish important reforms. However, this moment is finite and precarious.
By Lake Dodson // Despite Finland and Sweden both moving to join NATO, Finland appears to be working far more diligently to do so.
By Sophie Boulter // It is time for the U.S. to modernize and apply the doctrine of containment to the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine. This will ensure that the U.S. can work with and protect its allies without exacerbating the war.
By Christopher Ynclan Jr. // While Russia’s recent actions make them seem a dishonest and irrational actor, many fail to recognize their ideological motivations to keep Ukraine within its sphere of influence.
By Noah Schwartz // Washington seems to believe that isolating Russia from the world economy will compel the Kremlin to align more with American interests. However, this belief is premised on the idea that there is no alternative to SWIFT or the Western economic order.
By Dayan Reynolds // Even in the very beginning, Putin owed his popularity to his wartime policies. His handling of the Chechen Wars at the turn of the century earned him widespread support at the end of a period of severe economic decline under his controversial predecessor, Boris Yeltsin.
By Dayan Reynolds // Even among the other illiberal parties in Eastern Europe, Orbán’s party’s friendliness with Beijing and Moscow sets it apart.