Foreign Policy


6 mins read

The West Should Be Receptive to Russia’s Openness to Talks 

There is no reason not to believe in the existence of a viable diplomatic solution.


5 mins read

Strategy or stupidity? The dangers of escalation against Russia

In a show of European unity, French President Emmanuel Macron and a more reluctant German Chancellor Olaf Scholz agreed at their May 28 Council of Ministers meeting that they would permit Kyiv to strike military targets on Russian territory with French and German weaponry at bases where missiles were being fired at Ukrainian territory, but not at other targets.


3 mins read

In D-Day Speech, Biden Celebrates Deaths of Russian Soldiers in Ukraine

Russia was not invited to the event in Normandy commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day


4 mins read

The Perils of Wider War in Eastern Europe

We face a choice between a negotiated settlement in Ukraine and the possibility of a catastrophic war.


6 mins read

The Perils and Promise of the Emerging Multipolar World

The world economy is experiencing a deep process of economic convergence, according to which regions that once lagged the West in industrialization are now making up for lost time.


8 mins read

Why Zelensky won’t be able to negotiate peace himself

The way out is to transcend bilateral talks to include moves toward a new, inclusive European security architecture.


14 mins read

The tragedy of Ukraine stems from efforts to realize nationalist fantasies, says Professor Nicolai Petro

When it comes to understanding the nature of the war in Ukraine and the complex political tensions that led to it, few Western commentators have had more extensive preparation in life than Nicolai Petro, Professor of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island for the past 30 years.


16 mins read

Nicolai Petro on Ukraine’s prospects: If something happens in Kiev, it will be sudden and dramatic

No country which is weaker and which borders a larger and stronger neighbour can survive if it makes an enemy of that neighbour. This has simply never happened in human history. The Americans and NATO obviously think only of their own security interests in relation to Russia, and Ukraine is only interesting to them as a tool to defeat it, says American professor Nicolai Petro.


9 mins read

Parade of the Defeated 

In the place of judgment—wickedness was there, in the place of justice—wickedness was there. — Ecclesiastes 3:16


50 mins read

Masters of War

In search of the new world order in Munich