Moscow isn't sowing Middle East chaos to drive up oil prices.
The Kremlin sees ethnic Russians as a powerful ally in the region.
A bit of success in the war-torn country does not beget success in other areas.
Problems after the storm seem to be the rule rather than the exception.
As 2016 starts, Republican leaders would do well to reflect on the Trump phenomenon.
Obama wanted a legacy of withdrawal. Instead, he'll leave a legacy of continuing war.
"U.S. leaders should respond to Moscow with a combination of strength and pragmatism rather than weakness and inflexibility."
The George W. Bush administration's approach to Georgia in 2008 could work well for the Obama administration in 2015.
"What the United States needs is a new model of international leadership that rests more heavily on what others truly admire about America..."
In important respects, America's inability to counter Russia's hybrid tactics may have less to do with Moscow’s approach than our own.
Advocates of arming Ukraine against Russia have failed to provide convincing arguments for why their course of action will produce the results they want, rather than something worse...
The investigation into Boris Nemtsov’s murder will have stark consequences...
There is still a real risk that crisis will metastasize into conflict.
"While arming Ukraine may help Ukraine’s military kill more enemy soldiers . . . it is quite unlikely that doing so will succeed in changing the Kremlin’s policy in Ukraine."
“This is not an artistic or free speech matter—it is about Sony’s wisdom in choosing to support someone else’s free speech.”
"Mercy is entirely appropriate for the occasional Thanksgiving turkey, but some foreign-policy turkeys are long past their sell-by dates."
Partisan politics, not private donors, damage think tanks’ credibility.
Can a compromise be found?
"In defining U.S. goals, Obama twice employed the telling phrase 'degrade and ultimately destroy.' Lawyers like the president don’t use language like that for no reason—especially twice."
Get ready, Europe: When peace comes to Ukraine, the ultimate challenge will begin...
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