Ukraine

Acknowledging Russian Security Threats While Avoiding Russophobia

For the sake of someday having positive relations with Russia post-Putin, we must avoid Russophobia even as we support Ukraine

“The Time Has Come”: Moving From Ukrainian Survival to Sovereignty

The time has come to allow Ukraine to defend herself properly. Half-measures, which up until now have characterized Western strategy, are not enough.

Reorient the Intelligence Community Towards Nuclear Competition & Hybrid Warfare

To adapt to the new threats facing America, the Intelligence Community should reorient towards nuclear competition & hybrid warfare

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

Conflicts May be Long, But Are Not “Forever Wars” 

The phrase ‘forever war’ conveys the ahistorical and exaggerated premise that, if a war is long, it is therefore unwinnable and not worth fighting. 

Liberal Ideology is Not Enough to Save the West 

Conservatism as a way of life, not liberalism as an ideology, is necessary for preserving Western civilization

How Can Ukraine Negotiate if Putin Denies Ukraine’s Existence? 

Without achieving a substantive victory against Russia, Ukraine knows it will cease to exist as a country

Russia and its New Alliances are Responsible for Emboldening Extremism Across Eurasia

Russia cannot be cast as an enemy of terrorism when it is so happy to forge ties with Hamas and the Taliban

Liberal Internationalism vs “Democratic Realism,” 20 Years Later 

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