Putin’s resolve hasn’t collapsed. He may be planning his most outrageous gambit yet

August 15, 2022

Be prepared for Russia to halt hostilities and exploit European weakness in a brazen attempt to secure many of its objectives  Russia’s failure to capture Kyiv shortly after its February 24 invasion, kill or overthrow Volodymyr Zelensky, and seize all of Ukraine, will be a landmark case study for future political and military strategists. So will Russia’s […]


The Case For American Leadership

June 27, 2022

This article first appeared in the Washington Examiner on June 27th, 2022. Click here to see the original article. This week, President Joe Biden attends the G-7 summit in Germany and a NATO summit in Spain.  These meetings of the free world’s major economic powers and its paramount political-military alliance are particularly significant. America and its allies, seeking recovery from the […]


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

May 05, 2022

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 […]


Twilight of Turkish Democracy

April 22, 2022

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 […]


European leaders obsessed with continental integration are undermining NATO

April 18, 2022

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 […]


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

April 14, 2022

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 […]