foreign-policy

Mastriano-penned 2002 paper justifying civilian casualties raises eyebrows among war scholars

BY: - May 5, 2022

The GOP gov hopeful, a vet, argued that the U.S. military’s 'hypersensitivity' to civilian deaths is an 'enormous weakness.'

Biden to ask Congress for more Ukraine aid after earlier U.S. funding runs dry

BY: - April 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is preparing to ask Congress for billions more in aid to Ukraine as the war shifts to the Eastern regions of the country, following Russia’s failure to take the capital city of Kyiv. “I’m asking the Defense Department to put together what they think we need,” Biden said this week. […]

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A pro-Putin president of France? Quelle horreur | Dick Polman

BY: - April 18, 2022

Are the voters in France as stupid or oblivious as the fatal plurality of Americans were in 2016? Vladimir Putin is counting on it.

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Damage in Kyiv, Ukraine, from the Russian invasion. A residential building destroyed

The Butchers of Bucha will never face justice. That’s the lesson of history | Opinion

BY: - April 13, 2022

True justice only comes when perpetrators admit to their acts and lay out for courts and for history the crimes they committed.

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The world always wants to look away. That’s why war correspondents always matter | Opinion

BY: - April 10, 2022

Those who commit war crimes always say they didn't do it. We need to hold it up to the light. Always.

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In Ukraine, a month that has shaken the world | John Nagl

BY: - April 8, 2022

While we were slow to recognize the peril Putin presented, we can no longer shirk our responsibility.

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Ukrainian President Zelenskyy Virtually Addresses Congress On Current Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

Biden’s toughest choices on Ukraine, Russia lie ahead of him | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - March 31, 2022

It's only a matter of time before Americans decide Biden is spending too much time on foreign affairs and not enough on domestic issues.

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Ukrainian President Zelenskyy Virtually Addresses Congress On Current Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

There are limits to the American Renaissance over Ukraine | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - March 30, 2022

American public life remains as unhealthy as it was before Vladimir Putin's brutal invasion.

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Echoes of the Truman Doctrine: Biden’s words on Ukraine spark support, not war | Opinion

BY: - March 24, 2022

We can better understand Biden’s response to Ukraine by looking at how Truman responded to problems in Greece just after the end of World War II.

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Putin’s brazen manipulation of language is a perfect example of Orwellian doublespeak | Opinion

BY: - March 17, 2022

Orwell used '1984' to explore what happens when communication conforms to the desires of political power instead of demonstrable fact.

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Ukrainians are fighting and dying to defend their homes. Could I do the same? | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - March 16, 2022

The crisis in Ukraine, and the courage of its people, presents America with a chance for a national renaissance.

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What’s going on with oil prices? It’s more complicated than you think | Opinion

BY: - March 14, 2022

Price shocks aren’t new. Viewed historically, they are an integral part of oil market dynamics, not anomalies.