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Nothing Scares Putin More Than Informed Russians

The Russian anti-war movement is powered by information, so Putin is attacking independent media.

China’s Ukraine Dilemma

While Beijing has declined to condemn Russia, the government has little interest in sticking its neck out for Putin.

How the Putin Shock Might Affect the World Economy

Overall, the Russian shock to the world economy will be nasty, but probably not all that nasty. If Putin imagines that he can hold the world to ransom, well, that’s probably yet another fatal…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…