A Tipping Point in Ukraine

We are rapidly approaching what feels like a point of no return in Ukraine, as a combination of Western disengagement, the lingering failure of Ukraine’s last major counteroffensive, and Russia’s mounting effectiveness

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Last days of American democracy?

Over many years, I’ve been preoccupied with the various shades of totalitarianism, examining the very worst and most depraved regimes in history, from Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist racial paradise, Joseph Stalin’s frozen

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Donald Trump’s American Nightmare

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In the interview Donald Trump did with Kristen Welker, broadcast Sunday on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press,” the former president revels in his mounting political strength, and for once, he’s not lying. A recent Quinnipiac

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The Assassination of Yevgeny Prigozhin

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When Vladimir Putin finally addressed the airplane crash that claimed the life of Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin and his deputy, and Wagner founder, ultranationalist former intelligence officer Dmitry Utkin, the Russian president was circumspect.

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Yevgeny Prigozhin Dies Fiery Death

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It was curious. Only days after Yevgeny Prigozhin had humiliated Vladimir Putin, capturing the southern military headquarters in the city of Rostov-on-Don and marching an armed column toward Moscow, the mercenary boss was reportedly

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A Stalled Offensive in Ukraine

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As Ukraine’s much-hyped but bitterly disappointing summertime counteroffensive stumbles, with paltry territorial gains and little change in the conflict’s larger dynamic, policymakers in Washington and Kyiv must now confront a difficult reality.

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Trump Cannot Be President Again

It turns out you cannot carry out violent insurrections, and then hope to legally serve in the American government, according to the U.S. Constitution. Indeed, a rational and honest reading of our

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