Vladimir Putin

OBAMA’S RELUCTANT, SPECIOUS RETURN TO DETERRENCE
Obama’s Reluctant, Specious Return to Deterrence

The Obama administration is making some adjustments to its foreign policy approach, but not enough to deal with the challenges we face.

European Security
Why European Security Matters to America

Instead of viewing the U.S. military as the world’s policeman or as protecting free riders around the globe, we should understand why it is in America’s interests to maintain forces in Europe and ensure that NATO remains strong.

Reaganov Russia Besieged Russia Post Putin
Besieged or Reaganov Russia: Forecasting a Post-Putin World

Gaddy and O’Hanlon from Brookings argue that a Reaganov Russia or Besieged Russia are the most likely scenarios after Putin leaves power, but telling the difference between the two would be difficult for foreign observers.

Trump Show
The Trump Show

Can anyone imagine Truman or Eisenhower, Johnson or Reagan responding in a similar manner if Stalin, Khrushchev, or Brezhnev complimented them? Did they praise Moscow for blockading Berlin, for crushing Hungary, for snuffing out the Prague Spring, for smothering Poland, for being strong, for killing terrorists, for keeping restive peoples in line?

Russian Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church’s Flawed Syria Policy

Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church clearly have a close relationship, but their foreign policy in Syria is flawed.

Obama & Putin Meet at G20
Putin Cleans Obama’s Clock

With American planes bombing Islamic State targets and Russian planes bombing the non-Islamic State targets, we are now supporting Putin’s aggression in Syria by eliminating all Sunni Arab opponents of the Assad regime.

Putin, Trump & Anglo-American Democracy

Recently Donald Trump ignited controversy by responding to praise from Vladmir Putin with his own praise for the strength of…