Chechnya Articles

Strategy Creep in the Balkans: Up To Our Knees and Advancing

Bosnia and the rest of the Balkans are Europe's hangnail, not its heart. Developments there may be disgusting and tragic, but they have meager potential to disrupt even the European, much less the global, strategic environment.

The Man Who Changed the Game Plan

I am going to talk about how Ronald Reagan and his team--a team widely characterized at the time, both here and abroad, as a group of inexperienced and impractical right-wing ideologues and fanatics--prevailed in the Cold War.

Russia's Military Nadir: The Meaning of the Chechen Debacle

"In war the moral is to the physical as ten to one.

The Shiprider Solution: Policing the Caribbean

Thr reality is that the Caribbean micro-states have a most uncertain future, and may prove to be politically and economically unviable. Given their location, it is a strong American interest to maintain stability.

Less is More: Minimal Realism in East Asia

Historically, in both practical and theoretical debates about American foreign policy, the great divide has been between proponents of liberal internationalism--sometimes called Wilsonianism--and realism.

NATO's Expansion: Why the Critics Are Wrong

An expansion of NATO can only occur under strong U.S. leadership.

Russian Aid (II)

U.S. aid to Russia should promote U.S. foreign policy interests and help the Russians help themselves.

A Tired Anarchy

Russia, for our officials and foreign policy leaders, is an increasingly scary and strange place. We don't seem to know where we are or what we are doing.

The Russian Aid Mess

The perception exists that aid to Russia and Ukraine has not met expectations. Looking back, it is increasingly evident that there was no way the program could have done so.

A State of Mind

It is now possible to discuss the domestic political scene very adequately with no, or only the most cursory, reference to foreign policy.

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April 21, 2014