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May 10, 2022

Ukraine
Is Diplomacy Between Russia and the West Still Possible?

The West should keep open the possibility of diplomacy with Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a military parade on Victory Day in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022.

March 14, 2022

Russia
From War of Choice to War of Perseverance

Peace in Ukraine remains a long shot unless the West can change Putin's calculus.

A woman walks past boards with portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Simferopol, Crimea March 11, 2022. The boards read: "Russia doesn't start wars, Russia ends them" (L), "We want the demilitarisation and denazification of Ukraine".

February 28, 2022

Ukraine
How the world can influence Putin’s fateful choices in Ukraine

The United States needs to keep up the pressure on Putin while preparing for escalation and providing an off-ramp.

A serviceman of pro-Russian militia in a tank of armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic on February 27, 2022

February 18, 2022

China
America and China's Unhappy Anniversary

Fifty years after President Nixon's historic trip to China, U.S.-China relations are at a crossroads.

President Nixon inspects assembled Chinese soldiers with Premier Zhou Enlai.

February 2, 2022

Russia
Putin's Ukraine Quagmire

Putin's mostly manufactured crisis risks leaving Russia worse off.

Russian President Vladimir Putin trains with members of the Russian national judo team in Sochi on February 14, 2019.

January 7, 2022

Monetary Policy
Inflation: Learning the Proper Lessons From History

Higher inflation has led to calls for price controls and a reexamination of the relationship between inflation and employment. History offers some helpful lessons.

Prices are seen displayed at a BP gas station in New York City in November 2021.

January 6, 2022

Global
A World of Mounting Disarray

Five years after the publication of A World in Disarray, the world is an even messier place with most trends heading in the wrong direction.

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen during the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, January 6, 2021.

December 14, 2021

Russia
Defusing the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

What to do to deter a Russian invasion of Ukraine—and what to do if deterrence fails.

A grenade launcher operator of the Russian armed forces participates in combat drills at the Kadamovsky range in the Rostov region, Russia

November 17, 2021

Iran
Iran's Nuclear Choices and Ours

Although nuclear negotiations with Iran are resuming, the United States should plan for what comes next.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, German outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, and US President Joe Biden pose within a meeting about the JCPOA on the sidelines of the G20 of World Leaders Summit

October 21, 2021

United States
Colin Powell's American Life

Alone among US President George W. Bush’s senior advisers, Colin Powell did not push for the costly, ill-advised Iraq War, and it would be misreading history to hold him responsible for it. He remain…

Former U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell speaks at the presentation of the Above and Beyond Citizen Awards March 25, 2008 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia