Author Archives: James Carden

Ukraine Learns the Problem With Revolutions

When the old order begins to fall apart, many of the vociferous …

Obama’s Very Bad Brussels Speech

At a moment in need of sound policy, the president gave smug rhetoric.

Look to Solidarity, Not Sudetenland

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

What Obama Didn’t Say About Ukraine

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

Shooting at Sochi to Hit Syria

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

Saakashvili’s Anti-Russian Tirade

For almost as long as I can remember anyway, the op-ed page …

Europe Goes Expansionist

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

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.

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

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

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.