In order to accomplish its national interests, the United States will need to support the “Finlandization” of Ukraine.
Ukraine is important to U.S. national interests, but war with Russia is not the right way to defend them. Such a war would be a human and financial catastrophe.
With limited communication between Washington and Moscow, it is wise to clearly lay out America’s intentions and goals. President Biden should not be ashamed for taking the end of the world off the table.
As Ukraine fights for sovereignty and territory, Taiwan is increasingly inspired to think more highly of its own self-defense.
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.
Ukraine’s current conflict is heading the same way as the Afghan war: away from the hallmarks of a “conventional” conflict and towards a protracted insurgency promising high costs for both sides.
American foreign policy experts must take Putin’s “denazification” language far more seriously, because they could be a subtle promise of terrible atrocities in the near future.
America and its allies can't plan around a full-scale war with Russia, so guaranteeing the territorial sovereignty of Ukraine is a fantasy.
On one hand, India claims Russia has “legitimate security concerns” on the Ukrainian border. On the other hand, India is becoming increasingly close with the West.
It is increasingly common to hear “after all, the British and French appeased Hitler in Europe and look what happened.” This line of thought is rather troubling.