Russia’s war on Ukraine need not end in negotiation.
Wars are won by deeds—but also by persuasive moral arguments.
The attack on the crucial link between Russia and Crimea matters less for its tactical significance and more for what it says about the course of the war.
Yielding to Putin’s blackmail would be folly.
The West faces a simple choice: reduce aid to Ukraine and deliver Russia a victory, or else finish the job it has begun.
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It is up to liberal democracies to support a country that is fighting for all who share its values.
There will be no return to normalcy or status quo ante.
The United States and its allies can tip the balance between a costly success and a calamity.
The West must do what it takes to help Ukraine prevail.
America has become too accustomed to thinking of its side as stymied, ineffective, or incompetent.
As the leader of NATO and of the free world, the United States needs to think much bigger than it has thus far.
The U.S.-led coalition of liberal-democratic states should pursue three objectives.
Why did so many observers misjudge Putin and Zelensky?
The U.S. must support an insurgency that will cause Russia to regret any attempt to crush democracy and independence.
Some believe Putin has not only Ukraine, but the whole West, exactly where he wants it. A more balanced consideration is in order.
If America succumbs to its internal divisions, to its preoccupation with partisan feuding and its desire to withdraw from international politics, the world order, such as it is, will crumble.
Honor demanded America rescue Afghans who served alongside us and assist those who took chances on their country because we asked.
The United States owes its Afghan allies careful scrutiny of its institutional and personal failures—without recrimination, but also without excuses.
A letter to a civilian who deployed to Afghanistan