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.
America Must Combat Global Islamophobia
By Rishab Chatty & Patrick Fox // The global Muslim population will be targeted amid rising global tensions. The United States has the global influence to save millions of these lives.
Ukraine is Actually Making Taiwan More Confident
By Lake Dodson & Benedicta Kwartang // As Ukraine fights for sovereignty and territory, Taiwan is increasingly inspired to think more highly of its own self-defense.
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.
Pomp and Circumvention: Hard Lessons for Diplomacy with Russia
By Christopher Ynclan Jr. // While Russia’s recent actions make them seem a dishonest and irrational actor, many fail to recognize their ideological motivations to keep Ukraine within its sphere of influence.
Pay Attention to Putin’s “Denazification” Claims
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.
Russia is Not Walking Away Empty Handed
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.
The Guns of February: Can America Avoid War in Ukraine?
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.
Losing at Home, Putin Gambles Abroad
By Dayan Reynolds // Even in the very beginning, Putin owed his popularity to his wartime policies. His handling of the Chechen Wars at the turn of the century earned him widespread support at the end of a period of severe economic decline under his controversial predecessor, Boris Yeltsin.
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.