Russia

Can we focus for a moment on the real threats at hand?

By |June 13th, 2015|

Let’s take a quick stock of the world scene, shall we?

ISIS continues to ravage the cradle of humanity, taking and ransacking ancient cities, reversing the gains we fought for in Iraq and seemingly growing as […]

U.S. risks repeating mistakes of history

By |April 18th, 2014|

Looking back on the events of the last few weeks, I found myself wondering if there’s a Russian word for Lebensraum. For those who have an appreciation of the history of World War II — I’m not sure how modern progressive high school history texts might refer to it, if at all — the parallels between the Nazi’s territorial expansion and Russia’s recent actions in Crimea are striking and more than a little terrifying. […]

The folly of blocking natural-gas exports

By |April 2nd, 2014|

The boom in American natural-gas production during the past several years, and the consequent crash of domestic natural-gas prices, has caused many to call for the liberation of U.S. natural-gas exports. […]

Think Again: Countering lawlessness, at home and abroad

By |March 27th, 2014|

Since Teddy Roosevelt counseled, “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” U.S. presidents mostly have followed his advice, cautioning adversaries to resolve conflicts peacefully or suffer consequences. […]

Is this the start of Cold War II?

By |March 8th, 2014|

The Cold War haunted many of us when we were young, whispering always about the possibility of nuclear exchange, sometimes, as in the Cuban Missile Crisis, shouting about it, and reminding us of another kind of life, of an oppressive, miserable slave-state existence some saw as justice. It seemed that it would last forever except that suddenly the Soviet Union crashed. The Cold War was gone. […]