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The Baltics: NATO’s Soft Underbelly?
The Baltics: NATO’s Soft Underbelly?

With the consequential economic depression, the heavy influence of Russian propaganda, the presence of former Soviet officials receiving a monthly check from Moscow, and being far from Riga in so many ways, Daugavpils appears to be NATO’s “soft” underbelly.

In the Kremlin’s Crosshairs - Russia Election Interference
In the Kremlin’s Crosshairs

In light of its actions in 2016, there should be no question as to whether Vladimir Putin’s Russia is or can be a friend.

10 Things to Know About Angela Merkel
10 Things to Know About Angela Merkel

On September 24, Angela Merkel won a fourth term as chancellor of Germany. Here is what you should know about the most powerful woman in the world.

Just War Theorists Should Consider how to Fight Corruption
Just War Theorists Should Consider How to Fight Corruption

Corruption exacerbates conflicts when it undermines stability and emboldens actors to continue along the path of violence. Just war theory principles can help fight it.

Iron Curtain to Shredded Curtain? Book Review of James Kirchick’s The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age
Iron Curtain to Shredded Curtain? Review of James Kirchick’s The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

James Kirchick’s The End of Europe provides an informative tour through contemporary political developments, but its lack of analytical rigor is remarkable.

Obama's First Months as Commander in Chief and On the World Stage: A Retrospective to Assess Trump
Obama’s First Months as Commander in Chief and On the World Stage: A Retrospective As We Assess Trump’s Early Foreign Policy

As we assess Trump’s early foreign policy moves and first international tour, it helps to look back upon Obama’s. Here, then, are passages from A Perilous Path.

US Russia Alliance Why Russia Can’t Be America’s Ally: What Putin Doesn’t Want You to Know About Moscow’s Persecution of Christians and Covert Support for Radical Islamists
Why Russia Can’t Be America’s Ally: What Putin Doesn’t Want You to Know About Moscow’s Persecution of Christians and Covert Support for Radical Islamists

The growing trend among conservatives to support Putin’s Russia is problematic because Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) engage in activities that run directly contrary to U.S. national security objectives, values of Western civilization writ large, and teaching of Christian scripture.

Russia, America & National Self-Criticism
Russia, America, & National Self-Criticism

This week in Moscow there was the usual lavish military parade, bristling with missiles and other weaponry, commemorating victory in…

A Costly Education: Great War Lessons on Democracy, Trade, and Arms Races
A Costly Education: Great War Lessons on Democracy, Trade, and Arms Races

The Great War, which America entered a century ago this month, offers lessons for us today on democracy, trade, and arms races.