Foreign Affairs

Zelensky’s Terrible Dilemma—and Ours

Zelensky’s Terrible Dilemma—and Ours

Capitulation or Bloody Resistance?

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
7 min read
Politics
The Road to Genocide

The Road to Genocide

The Uyghurs have the potential to threaten China's national unity, which is the real reason we are seeing the largest incarceration of an ethnic or religious minority since the Holocaust.

Aaron Sarin
Aaron Sarin
16 min read
Politics
Israel’s Perilous Moment, Then and Now

Israel’s Perilous Moment, Then and Now

Herf tells the complicated and often surprising story of the internal political struggles in Western capitals, as well as in the halls of the United Nations, that erupted at the end of the Second World War.

Sol Stern
Sol Stern
13 min read
Politics
Casualties of War

Casualties of War

I have been a Russophile for as long as I can remember. Or, to put it more exactly, since I was eight years old, when I attended a school play performance of Gogol’s The Government Inspector. I loved Gogol’s sense of humour, the long names with their patronymics—

Robert Ginzburg
Robert Ginzburg
13 min read
Politics
Can the Revolution in German Foreign Policy Last?

Can the Revolution in German Foreign Policy Last?

During the fierce debate over the Iraq war, the German political scientist Karl Kaiser said, “Europeans have done something that no one has ever done before: create a zone of peace where war is ruled out, absolutely out.” And, he added, “Europeans are convinced that this model is valid for

Brian Stewart
Brian Stewart
6 min read
Politics
Deterrence After Ukraine—A Critical Analysis

Deterrence After Ukraine—A Critical Analysis

On February 24th, Russia invaded Ukraine with the explicit goal of eliminating its existence as an independent country. Why was Russian President Vladimir Putin not deterred by the risk of a response from the West/NATO? This question requires a review of the fundamentals of conventional deterrence, neglected by the

Shmuel Bar
Shmuel Bar
22 min read
Politics
A Failure of Deterrence

A Failure of Deterrence

According to foreign policy “realists,” the tale we are being told about Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked war in Ukraine is a fiction. Realists like to be known for their clear-eyed appreciation of the realities of global power, and in their telling, responsibility for the war does not lie chiefly with

Brian Stewart
Brian Stewart
5 min read
Politics
Privilege-Checking in a World on Fire

Privilege-Checking in a World on Fire

Privilege is a sham mark of opprobrium—those who decry the privilege of others tend to want more of it for themselves. The dissemblance is all the more distasteful given that the detractors of privilege typically possess, comparatively speaking, an abundance of it. One need not be conversant in history

David A. Eisenberg
David A. Eisenberg
5 min read
Politics