Promise and peril in post-Putin Russia
The $300 billion in frozen Russian state assets in Western nations could fund a large part of Ukraine's defense.
The justifications for backing Israel's struggle also apply in spades to Ukraine's.
Plus: A listener asks for the editors’ advice on how to spend his money.
The journalist and podcast host on foreign policy, democracy, and habitual law breaking by the NSA, CIA, and FBI
Legislators abuse the emergency label to push through spending that would otherwise violate budget constraints.
Should the U.S. continue to bankroll the counteroffensive?
The chance of open U.S.-Russia conflict really would increase if Ukraine were admitted to NATO.
Progressive Democrats' opposition to sending cluster bombs to Ukraine is welcome. Their arguments apply to much of the military aid the U.S. is sending the country.
As Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell explains, doing so will simultaneously strengthen the US and weaken a major geopolitical rival. It can also rescue many Chinese from terrible oppression.
Participants included Prof. Adam Cox (NYU), David Bier (Cato), Kit Taintor (Welcome.US), and myself.
Feudal-style squabbling with the control of nuclear weapons at stake.
A leading US expert on Russia advocates outreach to Putin's Russian opponents and encouraging emigration from Russia. The best way to encourage Russians to leave is to allow more of them to come to the West.
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There’s no neat and clean way to fight a war, even for victims of aggression.
The Pentagon’s “accounting error” will allow President Joe Biden to send an extra $3 billion in military aid to Ukraine without congressional approval. Was this deliberate?
Trump on Ukraine: 'I Don't Think in Terms of Winning and Losing—I Think in Terms of Getting It Settled'
He's not wrong about that.
Enjoy a special video episode recorded live from New York City’s illustrious Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground.
Non-Paywalled Version of My Boston Globe Article Making the Case for Legislation Granting Permanent Residency Rights to Ukrainian Migrants and Others Admitted by Using the President's Parole Power
It has been reprinted (with permission) by the Cato Institute.
The Department of Justice emulates the Kremlin in smearing government critics as foreign agents.
The journalist and dissident, who was sentenced to 25 years in a penal colony for criticizing the Russian government, has not received the same attention.
Online media companies got exactly what they said they wanted.
That doesn't mean Russia is right. It means we're being honest about how much the U.S. is involved.
Evan Gershkovich was arrested in Russia last month on espionage charges. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in a penal colony.
He made it prior to being sentenced to 25 years in prison for speaking out against Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine.
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Leaker of Ukraine Intelligence Was Reportedly a Gun Enthusiast Trying To Impress His Discord Friends
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Does Ukraine face an existential risk? Does it matter?
Are we stumbling into disaster? Again?
Texas Bill Would Bar Citizens of China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia From Studying at State Universities
H.B. 4736 would punish foreigners who are, in many cases, deliberately building lives far away from their repressive countries.
The charge is the crime of illegal kidnapping and deportation of Ukrainian children.
It's an impressive achievement. But we can do much more. Canada's much greater openness to immigration is an indication of what's possible.
DeSantis' foreign policy seems to be defined by a simple rule: Whatever Democrats do is wrong, but whatever Republicans do is right.
The legislation, which forbids shipping anything between American ports in ships that are not U.S. built and crewed, is just another a special deal that one industry has scammed out of Congress.
A Conflict Between Liberal Democracy and Authoritarian Nationalism: Implications of the Ideological Stakes in the Russia-Ukraine War
The war is often described as a conflict between authoritarianism and liberal democracy. That reality has some underappreciated implications.