Simon Maass

Simon Maass is a student of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. His writings have appeared in Intellectual Conservative, the Independent SentinelRedaction ReportCultural Revue, and the St Andrews Foreign Affairs Review.

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The Iraq War Was a Success

Although the Iraq War was long and costly, leaving Saddam Hussein in power would only have led to even worse outcomes

Virtue vs. Relativism and Foreign Policy 

Virtue is a prerequisite to a healthy polity at home, which is in turn necessary for a strong America internationally

Liberal Internationalism vs “Democratic Realism,” 20 Years Later 

30 years after Charles Krauthammer’s “Democratic Realism”, his pragmatic internationalism is needed more than ever

Should Friends of Ukraine Root for Trump Over Biden?

Could Trump prove more capable than Biden at securing a lasting peace in Eastern Europe?

Russia’s March Elections Will Tell Who Wants Victory in Ukraine More

Putin is in more danger of losing support in Russia over Ukraine than many believe

Russia, Iran, and China are Weaker Than They Appear

Despite narratives of Western decline, we must observe the problems afflicting our rivals as well

The Dark Legacy of Tsarist Philosopher Ivan Ilyin

Among Putin’s favorite political theorists is Ivan Ilyn, defender of the tsarist trinity: Autocracy, Orthodoxy, Nationality

The Russo-Ukrainian War Through History’s Lens

The history of Imperial Russia is more relevant than ever with the invasion of Ukraine

A Leak and Its Significance

Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira was taken into custody for allegedly leaking dozens of classified intelligence documents related to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Heroism and Collectivism: Ukraine and Russia’s Diverging Strategies of Warfare

if the flooding of the frontlines by unprepared new recruits results in exorbitant Russian casualties, the true effect may be to make Russia’s armed forces look weaker than ever.