The Ukrainian Military Could Be Walking Into Another Trap Like Donetsk Airport

March 29, 2016

Throughout August and the first days of September of 2014, Ukraine was faced with an urgent crisis. The Russian military was invading the Donbass with tanks, rocket launchers, artillery units, anti-aircraft systems, armored personnel carriers, spetsnaz soldiers, and other equipment. In order to solve the crisis and bring about a ceasefire, the¬†Trilateral Contact Group on […]

The World Is Less Safe Than It Has Been Since The End Of The Cold War

March 24, 2016

Originally published on March 23, 2016, revised on March 24, 2016. The crises in Ukraine and Syria have undermined the geopolitical balance that has kept us safe for generations It’s perhaps an outdated cliche that voters do not care about foreign policy. Thanks to the horrific news in Brussels, terrorism in Paris, the chaos in […]

What Vladimir Putin Learned From The Arab Spring

March 14, 2016

Five years ago the world was glued to Twitter, Internet news agencies, and live television, where one could watch the “old world order” fall apart in real time. On December 19, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi’s vegetable cart, his livelihood, was seized by Tunisian police. He lit himself on fire, perhaps the only method of protest which […]

Two Years After Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution, Is The West Betraying Its Values?

February 19, 2016

On the morning of February 18, 2014, all hell broke loose in Kiev. After 90 days of protesting, young activists who were tired of the corrupt government marched to the Presidential Administration to demand that President Viktor Yanukovych sign the association agreement with the European Union. Yanukovych answered — with brutality. His Berkut riot police […]