ukraine conflict

Horseshoe Theory Comes to Ukraine

Putin’s Western apologists don’t reflect the usual conflict between Left and Right—but rather comprise an example of both poles making common cause against the center.

The Quillette Editorial Board
The Quillette Editorial Board
7 min read

If Europe Wants Peace, It Must Prepare for More War

Deterrence needs to be strong enough that it stands on its own feet with or without out American support.

Stephan Jensen
Stephan Jensen
11 min read

Ukrainians Are Nobody’s Pawns

Conservative anti-interventionists buy into an authoritarian narrative that ignores the clear choices made by the people of Ukraine.

Robert Tracinski
Robert Tracinski
8 min read

Ukraine’s Suffering Shows Culture Warriors What a Real War Looks Like: a Quillette Editorial

The Quillette Editorial Board
The Quillette Editorial Board
4 min read

The Pathologies of Imperialism

An earlier version of this article appeared in the German language newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on March 4th, 2022. February 24th, 2022, constituted a shock to the European psyche. The invasion of Ukraine, without any plausible casus belli, the massive use of military force against civilians, the attempted hunting down

Harold James
Harold James
10 min read

Vladimir Putin’s Medieval Mindset

In 1338, the story has it, a notorious French exile named Robert of Artois strutted into the London palace of King Edward III, bearing a stuffed heron on a silver platter. “Clear the way, you miserable failures,” he said to the assembled lords. “I have a heron … the most cowardly

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
4 min read

The New Eurasian Century

The current crises in eastern Europe reflect more than just Kremlin mischief-making—they reflect the first fruits of an emerging world order that spans the vastness from Beijing to Berlin. Unlike the longstanding liberal status quo, with its roots in classical civilization and the Enlightenment, this emerging alternative draws upon

Joel Kotkin
Joel Kotkin
8 min read

What Putin Really Wants

On Russian President Vladimir Putin’s desk sits a bronze statue of Peter the Great, the tsar who spent his four decades in power waging war on neighbors to establish his country as a great power in Europe. Peter would have understood the nature of the current conflict in Eastern

Christopher Miller
Christopher Miller
7 min read