Russia

New START Extension Does Not Change Great Power Competition with Russia or China
New START Extension Does Not Change Great Power Competition with Russia or China

President Biden’s decision to fully extend the treaty without condition was mostly met with a figurative sigh of relief from arms control advocates and those who seek a world “free of nuclear weapons.” But Americans should be sober-minded about the real impact of the treaty, and not be lulled into believing New START, or any one treaty, will moderate US adversaries or better position the United States in our competition with either Russia or China.

Why Eastern European Conservatism Is Different
Why Eastern European Conservatism Is Different

The basic distinction between American conservatism and Eastern European conservatism lies in different attitudes toward freedom.

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.