On NATO Expansion and Revised American Strategy for Ukraine War

The two smiling faces in the above photo belong to NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, and Finnish Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, the latter having announced Finland’s intention to join NATO as quickly as possible. Swedish leadership has since made a similar announcement..  Of course, this latest round of NATO expansion and Finland’s – as wellContinue reading “On NATO Expansion and Revised American Strategy for Ukraine War”

Robert Kaplan Returns to a Familiar Theme

I just came across the latest piece by Robert D. Kaplan and thought it worth sharing. Its central theme is one of those that I focused on in my essay about his work; that being the error that many westerners make in placing too much emphasis on democracy and too little on good governance andContinue reading “Robert Kaplan Returns to a Familiar Theme”

Things Worth Fighting For, by Bari Weiss

If you only listen to one podcast this year, make it this one: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/honestly-with-bari-weiss/id1570872415?i=1000554190603 It’s about the heroism of President Zelenskyy and the rest of the Ukrainians and the lessons Americans should take from it. While those of you in other countries may find it just as worthwhile, she addresses her points to Americans becauseContinue reading “Things Worth Fighting For, by Bari Weiss”

Tchaikovsky Didn’t Invade Ukraine

Whatever one feels were the geopolitical causes of Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine, I’m not going out on a limb when I say that the Russian military’s actions in recent days and weeks have been nothing short of evil. The suffering we’re seeing on TV and online on a daily basis is absolutely heartbreaking.Continue reading “Tchaikovsky Didn’t Invade Ukraine”

Robert Kaplan on the Ukraine Situation

I thought those of you who read my recent post on Robert D. Kaplan might be interested in what he has to say about the current situation. He has a new piece out in which he returns to some of the themes he wrote about in his book, The Revenge of Geography: The Ukrainian Pivot:Continue reading “Robert Kaplan on the Ukraine Situation”