Author Archives: Paul Robinson

How Russia Might Have Stopped World War I

The Durnovo Memorandum foresaw a conservative alternative to the conflagration that engulfed Europe.

Putin’s Philosophy

The Russian leader’s paradoxical, strong-state “liberal-conservatism”

Russian Lessons

We aren’t the first to try nation-building in Afghanistan.

Russian Lessons

We aren’t the first to try nation-building in Afghanistan.

Honor Killing

A nation’s reputation is less sullied by defeat than by not knowing how to lose.

Honor Killing

Losing a war isn’t as great a stain on a nation’s soul as refusing to admit defeat.

The Surge That Failed

Iraq still lacks conditions for peace. More troops don’t change that.