Whose mistakes led to the Russian invasion of Ukraine?
Alan DowdMay 17, 2023
Xi Jinping is rolling out strategy to prohibit “western influences” in Chinese society from repeating so-called Color Revolutions such as those in the post-USSR.
Jianli Yang & Xueli WangAugust 29, 2022
Tunisia’s democratic repeal of their constitution should raise questions about the purpose and goals of the US-backed Arab Spring
Jackson WatersJuly 27, 2022
One adjective that should never be used to describe the US retreat from Afghanistan is “surprising.” In fact, what happened in Kabul in 2021 was the natural next step on the inward-turning path Americans began walking in 2009.
Alan DowdSeptember 10, 2021
Force-short-of-war raises many moral questions, and jus ad vim has been an attempt to provide answers.
Christian Nikolaus BraunJune 9, 2021
Ten years on, the rulers in Damascus sleep easily once again. Without incurring any great punishment from the outside world for their ghastly crimes, the crisis has left Assad and his henchmen emboldened.
Brian StewartApril 13, 2021
In “The Education of an Idealist,” Samantha Power comes across as a compassionate person with generous impulses. These attributes cannot by themselves determine policy on the question of humanitarian interventions.
David L. TubbsJuly 17, 2020
As we continue to sift through the shrapnel of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Syria and green-light Turkey’s long-planned operations against Syria’s Kurds and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria, we need to keep in mind that what transpired in October represents only the short-term consequences.
Alan DowdNovember 6, 2019
HBO’s The Final Year traverses the globe, from Africa to the Arctic, Havana to Hanoi, but it is in Syria where the cockfight personified by Samantha Power and Ben Rhodes climaxes. Indeed, President Obama claims that “on no other issue was there such a split” between them.
Matt GobushMarch 12, 2018