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 Benjamin Giltner // In order to accomplish its national interests, the United States will need to support the “Finlandization” of Ukraine.
By Nicholas Kwasnik // 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.
By Noah Schwartz // 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.
By Brad Settelmeyer & Alison O'Neil // 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.
By Patrick Fox // 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.
By Patrick Fox & Christopher Ynclan Jr. // America and its allies can't plan around a full-scale war with Russia, so guaranteeing the territorial sovereignty of Ukraine is a fantasy.
By Ben Mainardi // 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.
By Jack Corso // 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.