Article Archive

A Peaceful Path Forward for Ukraine

NATO should make clear to Kiev that membership is off the table, and negotiations are the answer.

September 3, 2014

The Poet of Containment

George F. Kennan’s diaries provide a window into his brilliant mind, and tortured soul.

June 4, 2014

How to Move Forward on Ukraine

With democratic legitimacy restored in Kiev, the U.S. can turn to winding down tensions with Moscow.

May 27, 2014

The Senate’s Bipartisan Ukraine Mistake

The Foreign Relations Committee conducts an exercise in unanimous myopia, led by Victoria Nuland.

May 13, 2014

The Containment Revival’s Strategic Shortcomings

Attempting to isolate Russia over Ukraine could have more severe repercussions than Obama anticipates.

April 24, 2014

Look to Solidarity, Not Sudetenland

What Poland’s 1981 movement can teach Ukraine—and what Reagan’s response teaches us

March 14, 2014

What Obama Didn’t Say About Ukraine

Russia’s actions in Crimea call for a realistic response, not hypocritical platitudes.

March 3, 2014

Shooting at Sochi to Hit Syria

Neoconservatives lambast Russia for standing in the way of their latest war.

February 21, 2014

Europe Goes Expansionist

EU leaders are modeling the worst of Washington’s diplomacy on Ukraine.

February 7, 2014

Is Ukraine a Problem for America to Solve?

Senate Foreign Relations Committee testimony made a feeble case—but hinted at a better foreign example for Yankovych’s foes.

January 24, 2014

How the Fed’s Would-Be No. 2 Helped Wreck Russia

Stanley Fischer’s record of reckless neoliberal reforms should sink his appointment.

January 9, 2014

The ‘Good Society’ Realism of Zbigniew Brzezinski

The former national security adviser shares George Kennan’s view that power abroad rests on justice and decency at home.

December 13, 2013