Grant W. Turner // What explains the Russian evacuation from Kherson? One possibility: Russian soldiers are waiting in Kherson City and elsewhere in the pocket pretending to be the now largely evacuated civilians so that when the Ukrainians approach, there appears to be widespread civilian resistance in favor of Russian annexation.
An Interview with Former Sanders’ Advisor Daniel Bessner on the State of the Left’s Foreign Policy
Noah Schwartz // Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 and 2020 campaigns reignited the progressive electoral American political project and raised questions about the foreign policy of such a project. To understand the foreign policy of the contemporary American Left, Realist Review reached out to Daniel Bessner.
How China’s Aggressive Taiwan Policy Undermines its Reunification Goals
Anthony Toh Han Yang // Taiwan’s intense efforts at bolstering its defenses may not rule out forceful reunification, making it harder and costlier for China to achieve reunification through violent measures.
Al-Qaeda’s Succession Crisis: The War of the Three Princes
Simeone Miller // While the successful strike on al-Zawahiri is worth celebrating, it does not mean that the Salafi-Jihadist threat will ultimately collapse. Rather, it will more likely lead to another political shift among global jihadis.
China, Career Advice, and a Little George Kennan: An Interview with John S. Van Oudenaren
Grant W. Turner // Five Questions for John S. Van Oudenaren on China with some career advice for young I.R. scholars at the end.
The Importance of Intersectionality in U.S. Security Approaches
Georgia Piantanida // When people see themselves represented, they feel more compelled to support decisions. When people exist in a system that includes different perspectives, they are more likely to support each other and less likely to harm others.
Is Third-Party Mediation Possible in the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict?
Alexander Miguel // While France might be hamstrung and the United States does what it can to achieve peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Russia, with the influence and obligations to act, remains silent.
What Does Colombia’s Shift Left Mean for the United States?
George Barber // After 200 years of formal diplomatic relations, Colombia is poised for change. The question is: How will Petro’s presidency affect US-Colombia relations, and how might he alter Colombia’s foreign policy?
Empty Words Are Evil: The Rumblings of a European War in the Aegean Sea
By Lake Dodson // Hiding under the shadow of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the two ancient rival states, Greece and Turkey, have been inciting each other towards another European war.
The U.S. Must Prove Itself in Southeast Asia
Narupat Rattanakit // The United States must pursue a high level of engagement that respects ASEAN centrality to avoid and repeat the same disrespect shown during the Cold War and post-Cold War period.