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jon ossoff

After nearly 100 days in office, Democrats in Congress appear to have come no closer to accepting President Donald Trump’s legitimacy. If you need evidence,...
Russian appeasement

When charged with describing a policy of cowed deference to an aggressor, a near pathological aversion among political commentators to the word “appeasement” has hamstrung...

The war between Russia and Ukraine does not involve NATO. But it may decide its future. The central question surrounding Russia’s behavior of late is this:...

Throughout the Russia-Ukraine conflict, I’ve referred to the “Georgia precedent”: the idea that Russia’s invasion of Georgia in 2008 showed Vladimir Putin how much he...

Long before the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea, there was Russia’s invasion of Georgia. And, just as it was years later...

President Obama gave a fairly strong speech this morning in Estonia, calling out Russian aggression and rejecting talk of “spheres of influence.” But there was...

Azerbaijan is a key American ally. The only country to border both Iran and Russia, it has angered both with its consistent efforts to orient...

Back in March, Columbia University’s Kimberly Marten had a fascinating guest post at the Washington Post’s political science blog, making a noteworthy claim. She wrote...

To justify the unjustifiable--Russia's aggression against Ukraine--Vladimir Putin has concocted a narrative of resentment built upon the myth that the U.S. supposedly humiliated Russia after...

Three years ago today, Ronald Asmus died at the very young age of 53 from cancer-related illnesses. Asmus was NATO’s champion in the Clinton administration,...

Vladimir Putin’s land grab in Ukraine hasn’t been simply about uniting ethnic Russians; just as with the 2008 Georgia invasion, it has also been about...

Foreign-policy watchers on Twitter had some fun with the Associated Press when the newswire tweeted this morning: “BREAKING: Vice President Biden says US will respond...