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By Crossing The Line In Ukraine, Putin Fortifies It Everywhere Else
Clearly, the Russian invasion of Ukraine is a defining moment in history. What that definition will be remains unclear. All bets are off if Russian nukes enter the picture.
We Are All Living in Vladimir Putin’s World Now
What we called the 30-year peace that followed the Cold War has now ended. Future historians will look at these last decades, by and large, much like they look at the interwar period, as an opportunity squandered.
The Kremlin’s Gas Wars
ith the right steps, Brussels can implement such a strategy promptly and in an economically feasible manner. But it will need to act quickly. If it fails to do so, the European Union could face a growing energy crisis, leaving Moscow further emboldened to weaponize the world’s energy supplies.
Green gaslighting: Another face of climate denialism
Commitment to immediate and comprehensive action should have been made at the much-awaited UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow last year. Instead, governments, financial institutions and corporations made pledges about reaching “net zero” emissions, building “climate resilience” and “ending deforestation”.
We’ve Entered a New Phase of the Pandemic. It’s Time for New Metrics.
New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for community masking are a welcome change. They are reasonable, well-timed and consistent with the science that needs to be guiding the United States’ pandemic response. They also mark a turning point for how people, institutions and governments should respond to the coronavirus.
Russia already is destabilizing Latin American democracy — without military might
Although the threat of Russian military bases in Latin America may be seen as bluster, the reality is that Putin does not need them to exert his damaging influence in the region. He has long taken advantage of regional political dynamics to destabilize what Russia considers an American “sphere of influence.”
Putin Is Repeating the USSR’s Mistakes
Putin's nostalgic desire to effectively re-create the Soviet Union (without its global ideological rationale, since he stands only for autocracy and Russian power), if necessary by force, appears to be leading Russia toward war.
No Justification for a Brazen Invasion
To answer Mr. Biden’s anguished question, nobody and nothing have given Mr. Putin the right to seize territory or decide the fate of neighboring nations. The consequences of his aggression will be terrible for Ukraine and painful for the West
This Is Putin’s War. But America and NATO Aren’t Innocent Bystanders.
This is Putin’s war. He’s a bad leader for Russia and its neighbors. But America and NATO are not just innocent bystanders in his evolution.
The European Union can now get tough with miscreant members. Will it?
Faced with creeping autocracy, Europe’s highest court has rendered a landmark ruling, along with a warning, intended mainly for Hungary and Poland: By flouting democratic norms, your economies might face a massive and potentially crippling loss of subsidies from your European partners.
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