Russia

A Hot Conflict Turned Frozen in the South Caucasus, Again
A Hot Conflict Frozen in the South Caucasus, Again

At midnight Moscow time on November 10, the ceasefire signed by Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia took effect, ending the 2020 war on Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) in which thousands of unnecessary deaths on both sides occurred.

Churchill: Walking with Destiny

British historian Andrews Roberts discusses his magnificent new biography of Winston Churchill, including his political incorrectness by contemporary standards, his…

Just War in the Grey Zone
Just War in the Grey Zone

Grey zone conflicts—like those in Ukraine and the South China Sea—are major threats both to a just peace and American security interests. The just war tradition needs to consider them more.

Russian Cynicism Perpetuates the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict
Russian Cynicism Perpetuates the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

Why is the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict still considered “frozen”? Simply put, the conflict’s continuation is in Russia’s interests.

NATO is Finally Waking Up, Trying to Deter Russia
NATO is Finally Waking Up, Trying to Deter Russia

After years of crossing their fingers and hoping for the best, NATO members are rebuilding their military capabilities, preparing for worst-case scenarios, and posturing the alliance for deterrence.

Providence & The Berlin Wall

Thirty years ago this week, God brought down the Berlin Wall. Few expected he would, or at least not so…

The Religious Sources of Russian Conduct
The Religious Sources of Russian Conduct

To better grasp Russian conduct, past and present, we would do well to understand its religious sources in Orthodox Christianity.

Ep. 44: Chaos for the Kurds Amidst US Withdrawal

Managing Editor Drew Griffin interviews Faysal Itani of the Atlantic Council on the US withdrawal from Syria, the identity of…

The Russian Threat to Religious Freedom in Eastern Ukraine
The Russian Threat to Religious Freedom in Eastern Ukraine

While many aspects of the Russo-Ukrainian war—such as the annexation of Crimea, the shootdown of passenger airliner MH17, and the creation of an autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church—have been widely discussed by experts, the plight of religious minorities in occupied eastern Ukraine has largely gone ignored.