House Approves $61 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

A win for the good guys and a loss for Trump and Putin.

Argentina Applies for NATO Partnership

The Western sphere widens.

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Ukraine Losing and Growing Demoralized

While the West dithers, Russia is doubling down.

Pope Urges Ukraine to Surrender, er, Negotiate

The “courage of the white flag” is a horrible idea.

Biden Delivers ‘Fiery’ Campaign Speech

The state of the union is apparently fiery.

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Joint Chiefs Chair Caught in the Middle

In the Trump era, it’s all politics.

Trump Would Encourage Russia to Attack NATO Members Who Don’t Pay Up

Yet more evidence the man is unfit to serve as Commander-in-Chief.

A Bad Year For The West?

The BBC’s security correspondent thinks so.

What Next in Gaza?

The cease-fire will end. What follows is not at all clear.

Israel, Hamas, and the Laws of War

It’s . . . complicated.

Ukraine Taking The War to Russia

The tables have turned.

Breaking the Ukraine Stalemate

Will taking the war to Moscow change Putin’s calculus?

Far Right Politics Spreading Across the West

The trend shows no sign of abating.

Chinese ‘Exploitation Campaign’

Our pacing threat is hiring military veterans with special skills.

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Ukraine May Fall Short

Yet more leaked intelligence gives a gloomy forecast.

Lisa Franchetti to be First Woman Military Service Chief

President Biden has again made history.

But What About Trump?

Must every topic be viewed through that lens?

Sweden To Join NATO

Turkey’s Erdogan has agreed to drop his objection.

Erdogan Conditions Sweden’s NATO Bid on Turkey EU Admission

Finally, a rationale that makes sense.

NATO to Bolster Ukraine Aid

Membership is stalled by more support is coming.

US Considering Sending Banned Weapons to Ukraine

A bad idea fueled by desperation.

Russia’s Short-Lived Insurrection

Well, that de-escalated quickly.

Wagner Mercenaries in Rebellion

A stupid move by a crackpot? Or a turning point?

Bringing Ukraine Into NATO

The Biden Administration is pushing for a half measure.

Kick Russia Off the Security Council?

A bad idea backed up by worse reasoning.

Biden Neutral on Turkish Elections

Normal diplomacy with an abnormal ally.

Zelensky Privately Wants to Attack Russia Targets

Leaked intelligence intercepts take us inside the Ukrainian war room.

Turkey’s Elections

Don’t get your hopes up.

Poland ‘Renames’ Kaliningrad

The city once known as Koenigsberg is now Krolewiec, at least in Polish government documents.

Why the Catholic Church Sides with Putin and Orban

The Pope is siding with evil.

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More Classified Ukraine Documents Leaked

The problem has intensified—and spread beyond Ukraine secrets.

Ukraine War Plans Leaked

Russia is circulating doctored versions of plans for a Ukrainian counteroffensive.

Finland’s Ordinary Election

A refreshing instance of normal democratic politics amid interesting times.

Ron DeSantis’ Mushy Foreign Policy

The would-be President is floundering as he tries to position himself.

Republicans Divided on Foreign Policy

As memory of the Cold War fades, so does support for American primacy.

Rod Dreher Canceled

Things finally got too weird for his benefactor.

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NATO Sending Mixed Signals to Ukraine and Russia

Alliance leaders have significantly different priorities regarding the conflict.

Most of the World Doesn’t Care About Ukraine

Many in the Global South see the war very differently than we in the West.

Risk, Reward, and Statecraft

President Biden’s dangerous gambit seems to have succeeded.

Russia-Ukraine War at One Year

Putin is losing but no one is winning.

“Ukraine Fatigue Resolution”

Another bill doomed to die.

Ukraine: Too Much Is Not Enough

The appetite for more resources approaches infinity.

U. S. Sending Abrams Tanks After All

An object lesson on the challenges of alliance politics.

We’re Doomed! Doomed!

We’re all gonna die, folks.

Far-Right Idiocy in Sweden

Swedish right-wing provocation and Turkish short-sightedness.

America’s Slow Escalation in Ukraine

The Biden administration is slowly ratcheting up the aid package.

Japan’s Shift to Robust Military Ally

A more dangerous world is changing the relationship.

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Turkey Sending Banned Munitions to Ukraine

A controversial artillery round is being used effectively against Russian forces.

State Department to Spell Turkiye ‘Turkiye’

The US Government has reluctantly decided to spell an ally’s name they way they prefer.