It’s Time To Take Some Responsibility In Ukraine

It should be no surprise to anyone in Washington when Russia invades or uses pro-Russian actors as proxies to prevent Western encroachment into its sphere. Over seven years removed from the annexation of Crimea, it is a fool’s errand to continually try to attribute blame to Russia when many actors are clearly responsible. 

The Poland-Belarus Scenario Nobody is Talking About

A shooting scenario must be taken seriously. It could happen one of two ways. First, someone on the Belarussian side could provide one of the trapped, freshly traumatized and outraged migrants a gun and let them do what they will. Second, an agent provocateur could infiltrate a migrant camp to gesture threateningly or pull the trigger themselves.

Russia Moves to Censor Internet

Image by Matt Brafman Written by Christina M. Vogel A series of bills in Russian parliament passed making “disrespect” to the Russian government and spreading “fake news” a criminal offense. Depending on the offense, these crimes result in jail time or fines. The bills themselves include Sovereign Internet. With this new bill, Russia follows China’s … Continue reading Russia Moves to Censor Internet

The Democratic Party’s Foreign Policy Drift on Russia

    Image source: wikimedia By Coleman Hopkins Since the Vietnam War, Americans could largely count on Democrats, particularly those in Congress, to be voices for moderation in international relations. Their support for debate before action provided calming introspection in deliberation on foreign affairs discourse in government. Oftentimes, they were the few domestic critics of … Continue reading The Democratic Party’s Foreign Policy Drift on Russia

Avangard Missile: Meet Putin’s Newest Weapon

Image by Natalie Wu By Anthony Ross (00:00) Later this year, somewhere in Southern Russia, a camouflaged hatch slides open to reveal a deep, dark well. Seconds later, a column of smoke and fire erupt from this newly revealed portal, as if the forces of hell were attempting to pass into the mortal coil. A … Continue reading Avangard Missile: Meet Putin’s Newest Weapon

Nationalism and Foreign Policy in Russia

Image: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/57436 By Coleman Hopkins The defeat of Republican Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) in the 2018 midterm elections felled one of the few prominent dissenters from a troubling consensus in Washington: that Russia is an unambiguous enemy of America the state, and America the idea. The view now dominant in Washington is that Putin despises the … Continue reading Nationalism and Foreign Policy in Russia