Jacob Bosen // Russia missed an opportunity by not utilizing the same tactics that the Soviet Union frequently deployed during the Cold War known as active measures. Political warfare and protracted conflict should have been Russia’s choice of weapons against the United States and Ukraine, not direct military conflict.
Hypocrisy Spells the End of American Exceptionalism
Rishab Chatty // When he entered office, President Joe Biden pledged to prioritize human rights in his foreign policy. To this day, the Biden Administration has seldom stayed true to this statement.
Biden’s Foreign Policy Trilemma
By Egor Spirin // The trilemma of American foreign policy makes it more challenging to pursue a clear strategic course and it exacerbates the problem of perception.
The United States’ Counter-Productive Foreign Policy in Ukraine
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.
NATO is Not a Good Model for the Indo-Pacific
By Vincenzo Caporale // Southeast Asia wants to manage China’s growth, not be pressured into a situation where it must choose sides.
A Better Russian Strategy: Containment
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.
More Money for the Pentagon is Not a Solution
By Dayan Reynolds // Two things can be true at the same time. Yes, Putin’s Russia poses a significant security threat to the free world. No, America is not in need of more funding for its military-industrial complex.
A Realist Take on Vaccination Mandates
By Jesse Rodriguez // Now is a fair time to question how much civil liberties will matter in the growing absence of survival.
What Does European Backsliding Mean for America?
By Jack Corso // Although a difficult pill to swallow for the United States, perhaps the most pragmatic and realistic approach is to allow states to dictate their own domestic politics unimpeded.
The Winner of a US-China War over Taiwan Is…Russia?
By Jesus Rodriguez // Russia does not possess enough latent power to seek military entanglement, but it might not have to if the U.S. and China were to fight a long and costly war. Russia would be thrilled with a conflict that saps the strengths of both its largest competitors.