Journalist Dies In Ukraine

From The Independent: Brent Renaud, an award-winning US filmmaker and former contributor to The New York Times, was fatally shot by Russian forces in Irpin, close to Kyiv, according to officials in Ukraine. The Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker, working...

The Darkness of Putin

Nic Robertson at CNN: I leave Moscow angry and sad. It feels like a passage out of darkness to light, but left behind are friends trapped in one man’s tunnel vision. Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t just destroying Ukraine, but two nations,...

Nixon on Russia and Ukraine

Richard Nixon, Beyond Peace (1994): Any attempt to reestablish the Russian empire by force, coercion, or destabilization of its neighbors would be contrary to U.S. interests. To avoid any possible misunderstanding, the American government should make this clear to the...

Civility and Existential Struggle

Daniel Stid: War and international conflict are crude but effective forges of discipline and unity. We often look back on mid-Twentieth Century America as a golden era of civic comity. We overlook the extent to which the crucible of World War II and then the Cold War,...

Recognizing that Romney was Right

At The Atlantic, McKay Coppins has an interview titled “Romney Was Right About Putin.” McKay Coppins: During the 2012 election, you identified Russia as America’s No. 1 geopolitical foe and were mocked for it by President Obama, then–Vice President Joe...