Robert Clarke // Sending strong policy signals to the Baltic capitals could help defuse the danger of unintended conflict between the Baltics and Russia that would lead the U.S. into war.
Russia’s Invasion A Year Later: How Putin Could Have Secured His Strategic Aims at a Smaller Cost
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.
Azerbaijan and Iran: A Tale of Two Countries
Alexander Miguel // Iran and Azerbaijan share many cultural similarities. However, these cultural similarities fail to halt a cooling of relations as each country drifts apart geopolitically.
Europe’s Breadbasket Isn’t Exporting Much Bread
Lake Dodson // Until mutual concessions are made to allow Ukrainian free trade or the Russian invasion of Ukraine ends, the lives of billions hang in the balance as “Europe’s breadbasket” is pillaged.
The Case for a Post-Ukraine Peace Dividend
Noah Schwartz // If we accept that the massive military presence we maintain is more of a threat to US democratic norms than Russia, the only option is a peace dividend of mass defense cuts.
Is Salt Driving Russia’s Conquest of Bakhmut?
Grant W. Turner // In an expansionist empire that operates on corrupt networks of patronage, where internal stability and military power rely increasingly on domestic resources, acquiring a supply of salt closer to Russia’s industrial heart is undeniably in the interests of Putin’s regime and those who keep him in power.
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.
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.
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 Is Summoning a Great Power Competition With China and Russia
By Jacob Bosen // The United States is summoning a great power competition where it faces an increasingly resolute Russian and Chinese coalition.