Ukraine

Zelensky’s Terrible Dilemma—and Ours

Zelensky’s Terrible Dilemma—and Ours

Capitulation or Bloody Resistance?

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
7 min read
Politics
Pacifism and Papal Fallibility

Pacifism and Papal Fallibility

The Pope is a perverse sort of pacifist, not a man of peace.

Brian Stewart
Brian Stewart
7 min read
Politics
The Hard Left and Populist Right Agree on All the Wrong Things

The Hard Left and Populist Right Agree on All the Wrong Things

The ideas that unite the hard Left and the populist Right against the West itself are the same ones that make them both so excited about the culture wars.

Stephan Jensen
Stephan Jensen
8 min read
Culture Wars
Putinism and the Stalinist Legacy

Putinism and the Stalinist Legacy

From the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, justifications offered for Moscow’s aggression must have struck most non-Russian observers as unrealistic, to say the least. Many observers were incredulous that any educated Russian could possibly believe Putin’s claim that Ukraine required “denazification and demilitarization,” or that the country

Tomislav Kardum
Tomislav Kardum
6 min read
Politics
Ukrainians Are Nobody’s Pawns

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
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