Regardless of how the war in Ukraine impacts Russia’s influence in other corners of the world, one thing is clear: its stock in Africa is still on the rise.
Despite Finland and Sweden both moving to join NATO, Finland appears to be working far more diligently to do so.
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.
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.
As Ukraine fights for sovereignty and territory, Taiwan is increasingly inspired to think more highly of its own self-defense.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.