Biden must stop the promiscuous publicizing of U.S. intelligence

This article appeared in The Washington Post on May 25th 2022. Click here to view the original article. Before Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the Biden administration released substantial intelligence analyses about Russia’s capabilities and intentions, purportedly to deter the attack by making public the extent of U.S. knowledge about Vladimir Putin’s planning. Similar unprecedented revelations continued after hostilities […]

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Biden must decide what ‘victory’ in Ukraine means — and if he’ll do what it takes to win it

This article appeared in The New York Post on May 5th 2022. Click here to view the original article. President Joe Biden’s responses to Russia’s attack on Ukraine comprise a series of failures.  First, he failed to deter the invasion itself, the devastating consequences of which are unfolding daily. Second, US intelligence grossly overestimated Russia’s military […]

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Biden’s unforced error at the United Nations

This article appeared in The Hill on April 25th 2022. Click here to view the original article. The Biden administration is committing an unforced error at the United Nations (UN) that risks reviving the long-simmering issue of the veto power wielded by the Security Council’s five permanent members. Russia’s Feb. 25 veto of a draft […]

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Twilight of Turkish Democracy

This article appeared in The Washington Examiner on April 22nd 2022. Click here to view the original article. Turkish democracy has reached a turning point.  Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s two-decade strongman rule has reversed his country’s progress toward a liberal society. On April 6, the Turkish President secured the passing of new electoral laws that will […]

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European leaders obsessed with continental integration are undermining NATO

This article appeared in The Telegraph on April 18th, 2022. Click here to view the original article. Commentary on Nato “unity” against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been misplaced. Nato is not unified in seeking Moscow’s defeat, and Kyiv’s memory of the execrable Minsk agreements, imposed with French and German participation, remains strong. Ukraine stays […]

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Let Ukraine or Russia, Not the ICC, Prosecute War Crimes

This article appeared in The Wall Street Journal on April 14th 2022. Click here to view the original article. Harrowing images of slain Ukrainian civilians add to the evidence of Russian war crimes. While many Europeans favor hauling the perpetrators into the International Criminal Court, Washington has largely ignored the ICC since removing its signature […]

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What’s Next for Russia and Ukraine?

This article appeared in 19FortyFive on April 4th, 2022. Click here to view the original article. Six weeks into Russia’s second invasion of modern Ukraine, Moscow’s stunning military failures dominate the West’s attention. Unsurprisingly, therefore, basic misperceptions are becoming conventional wisdom, thereby potentially distorting future U.S. policy, making it even less effective than at present. […]

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Reaganism Podcast: John Bolton on the Crisis in Kyiv

On this episode of Reaganism, recorded at our Reagan Institute Strategy meeting on February 24, John Bolton, former National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations discusses Russia’s military assault on Ukraine, the impact of Trump’s presidency on national security, and what America must do to strengthen our defense.

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DETERRENCE, UKRAINE, AND TAIWAN

This article appeared in The Washington Examiner on March 29th, 2022. Click here to view the original article. President Joe Biden has again befuddled America and its allies. Biden not only advocated Russian President Vladimir Putin’s removal from power — until, that is, administration aides quickly “clarified” that he wasn’t doing so.  No, there’s more.  […]

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