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A Fork in Europe’s Road
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A Fork in Europe’s Road

In 1814-15, the Congress of Vienna laid the foundations of the new European order. The event concluded a quarter century of turmoil, which started with the French Revolution in 1789 and ended with Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo. The congress …

Ukraine, a Hundred Days Later
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Ukraine, a Hundred Days Later

Last Friday, June 3, marked the 100th day of the war in Ukraine. The war has not gone well for Russia. It is turning into a protracted affair, with many known unknowns. Its eventual outcome—not only military and political …

U.S. and Ukraine, Goals in Conflict
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U.S. and Ukraine, Goals in Conflict

Among the nations aiding Ukraine in its resistance to the Russian invasion, America has been foremost. Yet the war interests of our two nations are not identical. To the U.S., the imperative is that the war be contained, not expanded, …

Russia, Ukraine, and the Return of Nationalism
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Russia, Ukraine, and the Return of Nationalism

The Russia-Ukraine War has become a proxy fight between American-led globalism and the alternative: a multipolar world of nation-states free from American hegemony.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has become a test case for the ambitions of the United States and …

Quo Vadis, Mother Russia?
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Quo Vadis, Mother Russia?

“The demise of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century,” said Russia’s new ruler Vladimir Putin in his 2005 state of the nation address. “As for the Russian people,” Putin went on, “it became a genuine …

Why Would US Give a War Guarantee—to Finland?
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Why Would US Give a War Guarantee—to Finland?

Seeing Russia invade Ukraine, historically neutral Finland has undergone a late conversion and decided to join NATO immediately. Why? Because NATO membership means the world’s strongest power, the United States, under Article 5 of NATO, would go to war against …

Remembering Robert A. Taft
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Remembering Robert A. Taft

He was known as “Mr. Republican” because of his insistence on party unity, the lack of which had cost his father a second presidential term in 1912, and “Mr. Integrity,” because of his strong moral foundation, laid down many years …