Ronald Reagan expanded upon the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction to strengthen American nuclear deterrence
Rebeccah HeinrichsMarch 31, 2023
Herbert Butterfield, despite having been one of the world’s foremost Christian Realists, was deeply conflicted on nuclear arms.
Robert JoustraJanuary 20, 2023
Putin has failed to meet his objectives, but Ukraine has a difficult rebuilding process ahead, even with expected international support.
Alan DowdSeptember 21, 2022
Gorbachev was different from all his predecessors. He knew how cruel the Soviet system was.
Robert MorrisonSeptember 1, 2022
Biden fears escalation; this plays into the hands of Putin, the former KGB operative, who exploits the West’s moral weakness with both cunning and barbarism.
J. Daryl CharlesAugust 8, 2022
Threatening the US-Saudi partnership over of Saudi Arabian crimes would risk more American lives, cause greater conflict, and increase injustice and human suffering.
Rebeccah HeinrichsJuly 28, 2022
A look at the history of Iran-Russia relations demonstrates the same pattern of Russian regimes exploiting Iranian resources. Most evidently, tsarist Russia obstructed the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1906–07, and the Soviet Union attempted to create a satellite state in the Azerbaijan province of Iran.
Siavash GholamiMay 20, 2022
In our day it is difficult for some, perhaps many, to recall that the West’s Cold War policy of nuclear deterrence—anchored in traditional just war moral principles of just cause, right intention, proportionality, and discrimination—helped avert war rather than increase the prospects of nuclear conflagration.
J. Daryl CharlesMay 17, 2022
With Vladimir Putin’s planned two-day war to topple Ukraine’s democratically elected government now in its third month and Russian casualties piling into the tens of thousands, concerns abound that Putin might take increasingly drastic steps to alter the disastrous situation he faces on the battlefield. To prevent those grim prospects—or at least contain their effects—President Joe Biden should turn to the playbook his predecessors drafted.
Alan DowdMay 11, 2022