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The Strategy That Can Defeat Putin
The U.S.-led coalition of liberal-democratic states should pursue three objectives. Vigorous and imaginative military support to Ukrainian regular and irregular forces; sanctions that will hobble the Russian economy; and construction of a militarily powerful European alliance.
Why Sanctions Too Often Fail
The West has mobilized vast economic weaponry against Russia. But sanctions do not always produce meaningful or timely change.
Boris Johnson: 6 Steps the West Must Take to Help Ukraine Right Now
It is no longer enough to express warm platitudes about the rules-based international order. We are going to have to actively defend it against a sustained attempt to rewrite the rules by force and other tools, such as economic coercion.
It’s time to ask: what would a Ukraine-Russia peace deal look like?
If the Russians are ever to withdraw, then a diplomatic agreement on the terms of withdrawal will be necessary. So what should the demands be?
I’ve Dealt With Foreign Cyberattacks. America Isn’t Ready for What’s Coming.
Russia’s war on Ukraine might be that “future emergency.” If we don’t want to have to worry about Russian hackers contaminating our drinking water every time we turn on the faucet, now is the time to rethink our approach.
The Week That Awoke the World
Over the last several years, that famous poem has been quoted countless times: “The centre cannot hold,” William Butler Yeats wrote, before adding, “The best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are full of passionate intensity.” People cited it so often because it was true. But it was not so true this past week.
As I Write, President Zelensky Is Beside Me. Please, Help Us Show Putin the Mistake He Has Made.
In launching a war on our country, President Vladimir Putin claimed Russia would “de-Nazify” and free Ukraine. But Ukraine — a nation that lost as many as eight million lives in World War II, a country that has a Jewish president — does not need to be freed from the liberated path it has chosen.
What Does Defending Europe Mean?
Europe's double standard on refugees, exposed yet again by the war in Ukraine, is morally deaf and geopolitically dumb. The best way Europe can defend itself is to persuade other countries that it can offer them better choices than Russia or China can.
The West must now look outward and inward
The divide between the Global North and the Global South has now been shown to be conceptually naïve, economically unreliable, and politically dangerous. Democracy is now more in danger in the places where it is practiced than in regions that have hardly known it at all. It is now imperative that intellectual effort and material resources be urgently re-allocated to buttress democracy at home. This is the pre-eminent lesson to be drawn from the Ukraine fait accompli
Why Vladimir Putin has already lost this war
The Russians may yet conquer Ukraine. But Ukrainians have shown in the past few days that they will not let them hold it
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