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Biden's disgraceful nomination of Elliott Abrams:
It would seem the Biden administration is practically begging us not to take its human rights rhetoric seriously.
6 July 2023, Sam Fraser, Responsible Statecraft

Will war-torn, power-starved Ukraine be world's first cashless economy? (Insane but serious question)
4 July 2023, Nick Corbishley, Naked Capitalism

Steady US support gives Israel 'cover' to attack Jenin:
Biden administration's unconditional backing emboldens escalating Israeli violence against Palestinians, experts say.
3 July 2023, Ali Harb, Al Jazeera

The weird US-Israel relationship just got weirder:
Washington is going out of its way to accommodate Israel and is being publicly chided in return. Why is that?
3 July 2023, Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera

Poles chide Warsaw for cozying up with Kiev as WWII massacre anniversary nears:
Warsaw has been at the forefront of supporting the West's efforts to integrate Ukraine into NATO and the European Union after the 2014 coup in Kiev. Ordinary Poles have expressed mixed feelings, however, citing post-coup Ukrainian governments' glorification of a fascist militia which murdered hundreds of thousands of Poles during WWII.
1 July 2023, Ilya Tsukanov, Sputnik

Homelessness spikes in US's most populous county while Biden sends billions to Ukraine:
The United States has committed over $113 billion in military and economic aid to Ukraine for the proxy war against Russia over the past year. Charities estimate that it would cost about $20 billion to end homelessness in the United States.
30 June 2023, Ilya Tsukanov, Sputnik

Between two wars:
Twenty years of conflict in Sudan, from Darfur to Khartoum and back.
30 June 2023, Jérôme Tubiana, Al Jazeera

The dangers of Europe’s blindness to a long war in Ukraine:
While Western leaders still talk of total victory against Russia, they risk ignoring a grim reality with no end in sight.
29 June 2023, Matthew Blackburn, Responsible Statecraft

We shouldn't be cheering for state collapse in Russia:
Despite rosy predictions from Western think-tankers, a Russian power vacuum would not be something to celebrate.
28 June 2023, Branko Marcetic, Responsible Statecraft

A world without hegemons:
Despite being far more powerful than its adversaries on paper, the US has had limited success in building a global coalition to support Ukraine.
23 June 2023, William Minter, Responsible Statecraft

NATO's Article 5 does not override Congress's war powers:
We must make clear that 'an attack on one is an attack on all' does not automatically trigger a US military response.
22 June 2023, Senator Rand Paul, Responsible Statecraft

Biden Undoes Blinken China Visit and Then Some by Calling Xi a Dictator
The Chinese were right to remain skeptical after the Blinken visit to Beijing.
21 June 2023, Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism

Rampant Russophobia takes us down a dangerous path:
Demonizing Russian culture and people only makes peace in Ukraine harder to achieve and plays into Putin's propaganda.
21 June 2023, Anatol Lieven, George Beebe, Responsible Statecraft

Absent a real strategy, US sends nuclear-powered submarine to S. Korea:
A policy of sticks and more sticks is what brought things to their current state, so we shouldn't expect to get different results now.
20 June 2023, Daniel Larison, Responsible Statecraft

Reimagining global leadership: Not who but how
Navigating the 21st century requires solidarity not polarity.
19 Jun 2023, Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera

Will upcoming NATO summit launch forever war in Europe?
Pressure is mounting to make some sort of formal declaration over Ukraine's membership at meetings in Vilnius next month.
16 June 2023, David Sacks, Responsible Statecraft

Is China the only way for peace to come to Ukraine?
It's beginning to look as though Beijing has the means, motivation, and ultimate self-interest to end the war.
15 June 2023, Alfred McCoy, Responsible Statecraft

Is the US military more intent on ending Ukraine war than US diplomats?
There are growing reports that unlike the guys with guns, the civilians are discouraging negotiations and talk of a ceasefire.
13 June 2023, Branko Marcetic, Responsible Statecraft

Testing Russia's red lines could become a fatal experiment:
We could find that we've gone too far – only after we find ourselves in a direct conflict with Moscow, not before.
12 June 2023, George Beebe, Suzanne Loftus, Responsible Statecraft

What kind of peace do we seek? At 60, JFK's speech never gets old:
On Saturday it will be six decades since the 35th president made a call for not seeing the Soviet enemy as 'evil'. We have a lot to learn.
9 June 2023, Katrina vanden Heuvel, James Carden, Responsible Statecraft

"No regrets", says Edward Snowden, after 10 years in exile
But whistleblower says 2013 surveillance 'child's play' compared to technology today
8 June 2023, Ewen MacAskill, The Guardian

Nord Stream revelations should chasten Ukraine dam 'hot takes':
News that the CIA was sitting on intel that showed Kyiv planning attacks should be a warning: all is not always what it seems.
8 June 2023, Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, Responsible Statecraft

Poll: Most Europeans support neutrality in US—China conflict
A plurality of respondents also say that Beijing is a 'necessary partner'; not a 'rival' or an 'adversary'.
8 June 2023, Blaise Malley, Responsible Statecraft

The Middle East: Goodbye America, hello China?
The US is losing ground in the region and it has only itself to blame.
6 June 2023, Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera

America's compulsion to intervene is intact and ready for more:
The belief that force could somehow provide a tidy solution to complex geopolitical problems has become a continuing all-American theme.
5 June 2023, Andrew J. Bacevich, Responsible Statecraft

NYT hypes China threat: They're reading the internet
That Beijing is mining publicly available information is not new or surprising but fear mongering about it in Washington is good for business.
2 June 2023, Ben Armbruster, Responsible Statecraft

Ethnic conflict in Kosovo: Cutting the Gordian Knot
Democracy and legality haven't solved the problem so the US must also rely on humanity, reality, self-interest, and sheer common sense.
2 June 2023, Anatol Lieven, Responsible Statecraft

How weapons firms influence the Ukraine debate:
'Experts' from defense industry funded Think Tanks are flooding the media, pushing for more arms without disclosing their benefactors.
1 June 2023, Ben Freeman, Responsible Statecraft

Biden's five mistakes in Ukraine:
Washington's miscalculations in the Ukrainian conflict can have devastating consequences for the world.
30 May 2023, Marwan Bishara, Responsible Statecraft

Russia to US: No lectures on nuclear weapon deployments:
Russian embassy calls US criticism of Moscow's tactical nuclear weapon deployment to Belarus hypocritical, saying "before blaming others Washington could use some introspection".
27 May 2023, Al Jazeera

Ukraine attacks in Russia should be an alarm bell for Washington
Given its critical role in arming Kyiv, the US has a right to say how its aid is used, especially if it risks getting drawn directly into the war.
25 May 2023, Anatol Lieven, Responsible Statecraft

Jeffrey Sachs: Bipartisan support of war, from Iraq to Ukraine, is helping fuel U.S. debt crisis
24 May 2023, Democracy Now!

After Ukraine: Arming down for lasting Eurasian security
A long-term solution requires an institutional design and steps to ensure that front-line states, including Russia, feel safer.
24 May 2023, Gordon Adams, Responsible Statecraft

The war in Ukraine was provoked – and why that matters to achieve peace:
By recognizing that the question of NATO enlargement is at the center of this war, we understand why U.S. weaponry will not end this war. Only diplomatic efforts can do that.
23 May 2023, Jeffrey D. Sachs

Kissinger at 100:
New war crimes revealed in secret Cambodia bombing that set stage for forever wars
24 May 2023, Democracy Now!

Blood on his hands:
Survivors of Kissinger's secret war in Cambodia reveal unreported mass killings
23 May 2023, Nick Turse, The Intercept

What does the fall of Bakhmut in Ukraine really mean?
New realities on the ground could take NATO's involvement to the next level. A Q&A with Anatol Lieven & George Beebe.
23 May 2023, Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, Responsible Statecraft

The Yemen war can be over – if Biden wants it:
The U.S. is slow-walking peace negotiations, effectively pushing for a resumption of the war.
18 May 2023, Ryan Grim, The Intercept

What the 68-year-old Austria treaty could tell us about Ukraine today:
Ignoring history, the US and European allies have consistently rejected neutrality in favor of insisting upon Kyiv's NATO membership.
15 May 2023, James Carden, Responsible Statecraft

Democrats clash with Biden over sanctions on Cuba, Venezuela:
But they have to get past the hawks in their own party, first, mainly, the powerful senator, Robert Menendez.
15 May 2023, Daniel Larison, Responsible Statecraft

Turkey's elections: What's at stake?
To expect that a leadership change will fundamentally change Turkey's long-term geopolitical orientation would be a mistake.
13 May 2023, Graham E. Fuller, Responsible Statecraft

Yes, the US can work with China for peace in Ukraine:
Having initially brushed off Beijing's diplomatic efforts, the Biden administration appears to be having second thoughts.
12 May 2023, Anatol Lieven, Jake Werner, Responsible Statecraft

Biden is selling weapons to the majority of the world's autocracies:
Despite the White House's rhetoric about supporting global democracy, the U.S. sold weapons in 2022 to 57 percent of the world's authoritarian regimes.
11 May 2023, Stephen Semler, The Intercept

One year on, no justice at ICC for Shireen Abu Akleh:
A request to investigate the death of Al Jazeera journalist has been received by the ICC, yet the court has taken no further steps.
11 May 2023, Federica Marsi, Al Jazeera

The conflict in Sudan threatens to devolve into a regional maelstrom:
Given the number of potential spoilers and intruders, the US and other peace brokers urgently need to bring in the United Nations.
10 May 2023, Alex de Waal, Responsible Statecraft

Arab League brings Syria back into its fold after 12 years:
Ties with Damascus being normalised, as the bloc hopes for an 'Arab-led political path' to solve the Syrian crisis.
7 May 2023, Al Jazeera

Will Ethiopia and Eritrea be dragged into Sudan's complex war?
The countries have a long history of getting involved in each other's affairs, leading to fears of a regional crisis as fighting in Sudan persists.
6 May 2023, Mat Nashed, Al Jazeera

Applebaum & Goldberg: Truth attended by a bodyguard of lies
In the Atlantic writers' latest attempt to frame the war as a global struggle between good and evil, they cut too many corners to ignore.
5 May 2023, Anatol Lieven, Responsible Statecraft

Report: US military driving and exacerbating violence in Somalia.
Americans have been intervening there for decades. Isn't it past time to ask whether we are the problem?
5 May 2023, Daniel Larison, Responsible Statecraft

Kremlin drones certainly don't look like a cunning plan by Moscow:
Incident may remain a mystery for some time, but despite Zelenskiy's denials it mirrors Kyiv's tactics
4 May 2023, Dan Sabbagh, The Guardian

De-dollarization: Not a matter of if, but when
US hegemony is losing its grip, as friend and foe seek currency alternatives amid global sanctions and new Global South alliances.
3 May 2023, Frank Giustra, Responsible Statecraft

NATO foray into Asia risks driving China and Russia closer together:
A new Tokyo bureau will be the first of its kind, further cementing the alliance's shift toward the region.
3 May 2023, Connor Echols, Responsible Statecraft

Analysis: UAE, Egypt closer to different sides in Sudan conflict
With Egypt sidling up to Sudan's army and the UAE holding some sway over the RSF, what will the regional implications be?
28 April 2023, Giorgio Cafiero, Al Jazeera

UN raises Darfur alarm as battles rage in Sudan despite truce:
The fighting has reawakened a two-decade-old conflict in the western Darfur region where dozens have died this week.
28 April 2023, Al Jazeera

"Provocative & Dangerous":
Biden to Send Nuclear-Armed Subs to South Korea as Activists Demand Peace
28 April 2023, Democracy Now!

Medea Benjamin:
Pentagon leaks show Ukraine war is a stalemate. Why won't the U.S. push for peace?
27 April 2023, Democracy Now!

Shifting alliances in Sudan's Darfur as new civil war fears rise:
Locals in Darfur arm themselves, believing army–RSF conflict could reignite ethnic violence and open war in region.
27 April 2023, Mat Nashed, Al Jazeera

Backlash against EU's 'Israeli independence' message
27 April 2023, Al Jazeera

Pentagon leaks punch a hole in the U.S. propaganda war:
What the documents reveal should lead to renewed calls for our government to level with the public.
26 April 2023, Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies, The Progressive

Calling in the (micro) chips: why Biden should accommodate South Korea:
At home, President Yoon is struggling from the perception that he is caving to Washington's Great Power politics.
26 April 2023, James Park, Responsible Statecraft

What would Jailbreaks change in Sudan's political landscape?
26 April 2023, Al Jazeera

Sudanese left behind as foreign states evacuate citizens:
Experts say Sudanese are paying the price for an armed conflict they argue Western officials helped manufacture.
26 April 2023, Mat Nashed, Al Jazeera

Jeffrey Sachs on China's "historic" push for multipolar world to end U.S. domination
25 April 2023, Democracy Now!

Anatol Lieven: The truth about Crimea
25 April 2023, UnHerd

We need to tell the truth about Crimea:
Pretending the peninsula will return to Ukraine is dangerous
25 April 2023, Anatol Lieven, UnHerd

Leaked docs roil South Korean government ahead of Yoon visit:
Is Seoul cracking to intense US pressure to provide ammunition to Ukraine?
24 April 2023, Jae-Jung Suh, Responsible Statecraft

What role do outside players have in the war in Sudan?
21 April 2023, Al Jazeera

Why is Facebook censoring Sy Hersh's NordStream report?
The social media giant says his piece on US responsibility for blowing up the pipeline is false, allows other stories with proven dubious claims.
21 April 2023, Branko Marcetic, Responsible Statecraft

With – or despite – US influence, Yemen appears poised for real peace:
Washington was a big part of the war's protraction, but it's been largely on the sidelines during so-far successful talks.
20 April 2023, Shireen Al-Adeimi, Responsible Statecraft

Sudan in chaos: Internal divisions, external influence, and torturous transition
Focused too much on Khartoum's normalization with Israel, Washington finds itself with limited influence.
18 April 2023, Khalil al-Anani, Responsible Statecraft

Just how many US troops and spies do we have in Ukraine?
In the wake of the leaks and a drip-drip of info over the last year, one lawmaker is demanding clarity from the White House.
18 April 2023, Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, Responsible Statecraft

Lieven inside Ukraine: some real breaks, and insights
Our traveling colleague on Russian missiles, message management, and public opinion ahead of an expected counter-offensive.
17 April 2023, Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, Responsible Statecraft

The need for a new US foreign policy
13 April 2023, Jeffrey Sachs, New World Economy

Macron's dissent: This is what multipolarity looks like
Recent public displays throughout the Global South show the French leader isn't the only who doesn't want to be seen as a US 'vassal'.
13 April 2023, Sarang Shidore, Responsible Statecraft

The folly of Macron-bashing:
US China hawks can't demand that Europe arm up for its own defense and remain a vassal to Washington.
12 April 2023, Eldar Mamedov, Responsible Statecraft

As violence shakes the Middle East, the US appears ineffective, again:
Meanwhile, Netanyahu's government fuels tensions on a number of other fronts to distract from his political problems.
11 April 2023, Paul R. Pillar, Responsible Statecraft

Are Russian mercenaries bad for the Central African Republic?
Washington is pressuring Bangui to abandon the Wagner Group, but given the security options, locals are more appreciative than we think.
11 April 2023, John Lechner, Responsible Statecraft

Pentagon leak reinforces what we already know: US–NATO in it to win
But revelations about American and European boots on the ground are new, and could prove a dangerous and so far unexplained, wrinkle.
10 April 2023, Anatol Lieven, Responsible Statecraft

Pentagon in panic as second set of leaked documents gains traction, revealing spying on allies and deteriorating Ukraine capabilities
10 April 2023, Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism

What to do with Ukraine and the 'loose and baggy monster' that is NATO:
The alliance continues to be torn over Kyiv's future membership, ignoring the dynamics that got us here in the first place.
10 April 2023, Daniel Larison, Responsible Statecraft

Why is Biden doing another pointless Summit for Democracy?
The event is more a show of dividing the world against Russia and China, creating numerous pitfalls that don't seem worth it.
27 March 2023, Daniel Larison, Responsible Statecraft

Has America's 'Vietnam syndrome' ever gone away?
Our most infamous wars of choice – Iraq included – share many similarities, from the herd of scared politicians to the supine media.
25 March 2023, Gordon Adams, Responsible Statecraft

Andrew Bacevich on China's rise as global superpower & decline of U.S. empire after Iraq invasion
22 March 2023, Democracy Now!

Symposium: Aside from Bush & Cheney who is at fault for the Iraq war?
We asked a range of historians, journalists and authors – who was the most underrated player in this debacle and why?
20 March 2023, Responsible Statecraft

Abu Ghraib survivor: Taking the hood off 20 years after Iraq war
A former detainee at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq recounts the horror and pain of his incarceration two decades after the war.
20 Mar 2023, Osama Bin Javaid, Al Jazeera

The architects of the Iraq war: Where are they now?
They're all doing great, thanks for asking.
15 March 2023, Jon Schwarz, The Intercept

On Reagan and Russian jets, Lindsey Graham is wrong again:
US foreign policy is 'in free fall' only to the degree that anyone in charge listens to hawks like the senior senator from South Carolina.
18 March 2023, Jack Hunter, Responsible Statecraft

The not-so-winding road from Iraq to Ukraine
16 March 2023, Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism

The danger of downplaying the Ukrainian battlefield toll:
Are Americans supporting a policy of brutal attrition based on incomplete and skewed Western coverage of the war?
15 March 2023, Branko Marcetic, Responsible Statecraft

Saudi–Iran deal exposes EU's waning Middle East influence:
Following Washington's lead and failing to keep the nuclear deal alive marginalized key regional players who in turn looked to China.
14 March 2023, Eldar Mamedov, Responsible Statecraft

US 'imperial anxieties' mount over China-brokered Iran–Saudi Arabia diplomatic deal
14 March 2023, Conor Gallagher, Naked Capitalism

Whose 'Stalingrad' will Bakhmut be?
Neither the Soviets nor the Germans intended to wage such an epic battle of attrition during WWII, but they were willing to. Sound familiar?
14 March 2023, Geoffrey Roberts, Responsible Statecraft

In great power diplomacy, is China beating US at its own game?
Washington can learn something about not letting ideology get in the way of conflict resolution and economic development.
13 March 2023, Graham E. Fuller, Responsible Statecraft

Why the Iran–Saudi agreement to restore ties is so big:
The fact China helped to broker the deal is significant too. The question is, how will the US react?
10 March 2023, Daniel Larison, Responsible Statecraft

Conflicting reports thicken Nord Stream bombing plot:
None of the emerging narratives surrounding the Nord Stream pipeline bombing really contradicts Seymour Hersh's central allegation that Biden authorized the operation.
10 March 2023, Jeremy Scahill, The Intercept

Biden's new whopping $886B defense budget request:
Likely Ukraine add-ons and congressional increases could lead to the first $1 trillion package ever. This is madness.
9 March 2023, William Hartung, Responsible Statecraft

A looming crisis in Moldova's breakaway state:
The Ukraine war is squeezing the Russian 'peacekeepers' in Transdniestria. If ignored, this could spark another ethnic conflict.
7 March 2023, Anatol Lieven, Responsible Statecraft

New York Times spokesperson came to paper from National Security Agency:
Paper investigates the NSA while represented by former NSA staffer.
7 March 2023, Jon Schwarz, The Intercept

Will Russia sanctions dethrone 'King Dollar'?
A flood of nations is trying to cut dependance on the dollar, fearing 'weaponisation' by the US. But it won't be easy.
7 March 2023, Somesh Jha, Al Jazeera

Biden's Iran policy makes no sense:
Declaring that nuclear talks won't resume as long as Tehran is helping Russia in Ukraine is more than self-defeating – it's reckless.
7 March 2023, Daniel Larison, Responsible Statecraft

The widening war:
How the NATO—Russia confrontation is playing out in North Africa
5 March 2023, Conor Gallagher, Naked Capitalism

The disturbing groupthink over the war in Ukraine:
At this dangerous moment, with threats of nuclear conflict looming, we need a vigorous debate about U.S. policy toward Russia and Ukraine.
3 March 2023, Jeremy Scahill, The Intercept

Tell me how this ends: If recent history is a guide, not with a knockout blow
Maximalists look at WWII and think the Ukraine war can take a similar path. But that's not how conflicts have trended in decades since.
3 March 2023, Christopher Mott, Responsible Statecraft

Why sending more US military troops to Taiwan is so risky:
Biden officials insist there have been no changes to its policy with respect to Beijing and Taiwan, but its words and actions say otherwise.
28 February 2023, Daniel Larison, Responsible Statecraft

5 reasons why much of the Global South isn't automatically supporting the West in Ukraine
25 February 2023, Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism

One year later, are US–German relations headed toward rough seas?
As this war escalates with more potential Chinese involvement, forcing Berlin to pick a side will be a true test to the relationship.
24 February 2023, Suzanne Loftus, Responsible Statecraft

When Jimmy Carter went to North Korea:
Ever the peacemaker, he met with Kim Il Sung in 1994 and helped freeze Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program for over a decade.
22 February 2023, Christine Ahn, Responsible Statecraft

Putin & Zelensky: Sinners and saints who fit our historic narrative:
Think about why the West wants to invoke WWII and the Cold War here, and then ask whether it's been productive.
21 February 2023, Stephen Kinzer, Responsible Statecraft

By caving to Israel, Biden opens the door to war:
Unlike any of his predecessors, the president seems to be openly courting the idea of Israeli military confrontation with Iran.
21 February 2023, Trita Parsi, Responsible Statecraft

Object downed by US missile may have been amateur hobbyists' $12 balloon:
Illinois hobby group says balloon went missing the day military missile costing $439 000 destroyed unidentified entity nearby
17 February 2023, Richard Luscombe, The Guardian

We don't have to engage in hysterical crusades against Russia and China:
Debates about the Ukraine war, and more recently Chinese balloons, show how little tolerance there is for anything but a hawkish response.
14 February 2023, Alexander Hill, Responsible Statecraft

Austria should buck the West and welcome Russia to key security meeting:
Leaders who condemn Moscow's presence at the OSCE are acting like 'insulted liver sausages', not diplomats.
14 February 2023, Anatol Lieven, Responsible Statecraft

Pentagon wants to revive top secret commando program in Ukraine:
Washington Post exclusive comes in wake of report that the US has been giving Kyiv coordinates for every single strike against Russia.
10 February 2023, Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, Responsible Statecraft

Feeling manipulated? How Uncle Sam perfected the information state:
The Twitter Files are just the latest in 100 years of the government imposing its will through covert media and intimidation.
10 February 2023, Brandan P. Buck, Responsible Statecraft

How America took out the Nord Stream pipeline:
The New York Times called it a "mystery", but the United States executed a covert sea operation that was kept secret – until now
8 February 2023, Seymour Hersh

The grinding war in Ukraine could have ended a long time ago
8 February 2023, Branko Marcetic, Jacobin

S. Africa neutral on Ukraine, plans drills with "friends" Russia & China:
The latest example of much of the rest of the world going their own way and not buying into the "order" the West wants to enforce.
6 February 2023, Doug Bandow, Responsible Statecraft

The economics of the Ukraine proxy war with Michael Hudson and Radhika Desai
6 February 2023, Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism

US fails miserably in efforts to isolate Russia
5 February 2023, Conor Gallagher, Naked Capitalism

Washington inflates the China balloon threat:
The meltdown in DC risks turning into a self-fulfilling prophecy: Routine inter-state relations becoming a full-blown crisis.
3 February 2023, Jake Werner, Responsible Statecraft

The soft chimes of a song Ukraine doesn't want to hear:
Whether the West wants or expects Ukraine to recapture Crimea – or win the war militarily – appears up for debate in Washington.
1 February 2023, Ted Snider, Responsible Statecraft

Ukraine–Taiwan: How a weak domino theory could lead to disaster.
No, the fate of Taipei and the legitimacy of the entire postwar international system does not hinge on the outcome of today's war.
1 February 2023, Mark Episkopos, Responsible Statecraft

That Didn't Take Long:
Latin American Governments Refuse to Send Weapons, Russian or Otherwise, to Ukraine
31 January 2023, Nick Corbishley, Naked Capitalism

Is the Ukraine War moving toward a 'Korea solution'?
Just like 70 years ago on the peninsula, an armistice would immediately freeze fighting along the present line of contact.
30 January 2023, Lyle J. Goldstein, Responsible Statecraft

Hell in the shadows: Congo and the ultimate endless war of all time.
Jason Stearns argues why war here has become self-perpetuating, as 120 armed groups feed off each other and millions have died.
30 January 2023, Daniel Larison, Responsible Statecraft

German lawmaker condemns "US-led proxy war against Russia" and EU's "servile vassals"
28 January 2023, Sevim Dağdelen, Geopolitical Economy Report

West risks war with Russia over escalating military aid:
Putin's restraint in the face of massive western military aid to Ukraine has been remarkable but his forbearance may not be boundless
25 January 2023, Geoffrey Roberts, The Irish Times

Mission Creep? How the US role in Ukraine has slowly escalated:
The Biden team has quietly blown past red lines of involvement. The question now, is how far is it willing to go.
23 January 2023, Branko Marcetic, Responsible Statecraft

The tragedy of Crimea:
A history of the region's difficult relationship with Ukrainian rule before 2014 shows why Kyiv's attempt to retake it would be difficult.
25 November 2022, Nicolai Petro, Responsible Statecraft

NATO expansion and the origins of Russia's invasion of Ukraine:
Despite available evidence, many in Washington try to downplay the Atlantic Alliance's push eastward as a driving force for Putin's war.
18 November 2022, Branko Marcetic, Responsible Statecraft

The US should stay away from Azerbaijan-Iran tensions:
Encouraging Baku at this moment could very well complicate Washington's efforts to calm tensions across the Caucasus.
16 November 2022, Eldar Mamedov, Responsible Statecraft

The unipolar moment is over. When will the US get it?
These former Global South leaders don't mince words when it comes to America's diminishing leadership and the "rules based order."
15 November 2022, Samuel Gardner-Bird, Responsible Statecraft

The United States, China, and great power competition in the Middle East:
The world's leading powers, including Washington, have lost their grip on the Middle East. So what will come next in the ever-changing region?
12 November 2022, Chas Freeman, Responsible Statecraft

No, calling for diplomacy is not a 'Westsplaining':
If anything, Global North elites are flexing their colonial muscles by ignoring the war's impact on 65 percent of the world's population.
3 November 2022, Branko Marcetic, Responsible Statecraft

Underfunded diplomacy is feature (not a bug) of US foreign policy:
As long as there are no costs for opposing negotiations with adversaries, the military will remain the primary American tool abroad.
31 October 2022, Daniel Larison, Responsible Statecraft

When the US threatens to use nuclear weapons:
Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman just reaffirmed that Washington would maintain first use to protect 'our allies.'
27 October 2022, Ted Snider, Responsible Statecraft

Why the US must press for a ceasefire in Ukraine:
As a key player in Kyiv's defense and the leader of sanctions against Russia, Washington is obligated to help find a way out.
17 October 2022, Jack F. Matlock Jr., Responsible Statecraft

The dangers of letting blustery rhetoric dictate US policy in Ukraine:
If the Biden team really views the war as a protracted stalemate, as has been reported, why isn't it pushing for a settlement?
14 October 2022, Benjamin H. Friedman, Responsible Statecraft

Biden's 'schizophrenic' National Security Strategy:
The White House says we need international cooperation, but still wants to decide who's in or out of the global club.
12 October 2022, Marcus Stanley, Responsible Statecraft

What US policymakers don't get about the Iranian people:
According to author Assal Rad, identity has been shaped by opposition to government – and to foreign interference and control.
10 October 2022, Daniel Larison, Responsible Statecraft

Biden trashes what remained of US One China policy, strategic ambiguity:
In pledging to defend Taiwan from any Chinese attack, the president has made war with China much more likely.
23 September 2022, Michael D. Swaine, Responsible Statecraft

An Iron Lady She Is Not – Liz Truss' Record in Moscow:
Moscow sees the UK's new prime minister as hostile and incompetent as a result of her Russia-related gaffes and warmongering rhetoric.
7 September 2022, Ágnes Komáromi, Hungarian Conservative

There's a good chance Liz Truss's Ukraine, China policy will be worse:
She is expected to win the contest for PM next week but no matter who's in the role, the Brits will continue to follow Washington anywhere.
30 August 2022, Anatol Lieven, Responsible Statecraft

Bans on Russian travel and culture play into Putin's hands:
The USSR prevented its citizens from traveling to the West during the Cold War, mimicking that now would be entirely counterproductive.
12 August 2022, Anatol Lieven, Responsible Statecraft

Pelosi's Taiwan visit and the limits of American strategy:
It's time for American leaders to stop framing international politics as a competition between democracies and autocracies.
6 August 2022, Sina Azodi and Christopher England, Responsible Statecraft

Why is Biden joining the warpath against Iran?
The president signed an agreement saying it would use all elements of US power, including force, to stop Tehran from getting a bomb.
20 July 2022, Ted Snider, Responsible Statecraft

CIA ops, commandos in Ukraine: Can we just admit we are fighting this war?
'No boots on the ground' seems like an empty assurance considering this new report from the New York Times.
27 June 2022, Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, Responsible Statecraft

A Peace Settlement in Ukraine:
If the war is to ever end, it will have to do so through some form of pragmatic compromise.
22 June 2022, Anatol Lieven, The Nation

Finland and Sweden will join NATO at the expense of everything:
They don't need the protection, but it will be the nail in the coffin of European autonomy and any future relations with Russia.
13 May 2022, Anatol Lieven, Responsible Statecraft

Reflecting on the 'Powell Doctrine' and why we should revive it:
The former secretary of state ignored his instincts and helped set off one of the worst foreign policy blunders in history.
19 March 2022, Tyler Koteskey, Responsible Statecraft

Symposium: From Iraq to Ukraine, has the media learned its lesson?
For the 19th anniversary of the Baghdad invasion, over a dozen journalists and critics compare coverage then, and today.
17 March 2022, Responsible Statecraft

U.S. and NATO's Unprecedented Weapons Transfers to Ukraine Could Prolong the War:
Western nations must ask themselves whether the current course of action is more or less likely to help end the horrifying violence being imposed on Ukraine's civilian population.
10 March 2022, Jeremy Scahill, The Intercept

On the Ukrainian David, and the Russian Goliath:
The media is working hard to sell us a black and white narrative on Europe's latest war, in which small, brave and pure Ukraine is facing a big, evil and brutal Russia.
9 March 2022, Patrick Gathara, Al Jazeera

The Clinton-era blunder that set the stage for today's Ukrainian crisis:
Instead of working toward a new, inclusive European security order, Clinton expanded NATO over the objections of a prostrate Russia.
13 February 2022, Rajan Menon, Responsible Statecraft

Amid tensions with Russia, Ukraine says it wants into NATO:
It won't happen because that would mean the Atlantic alliance would have to mobilize for war.
7 April 2021, Anatol Lieven, Responsible Statecraft

Who is Victoria Nuland? A really bad idea as a key player in Biden's foreign policy team:
A Cold War true believer who sabotaged Obama's foreign policy, Nuland is a huge risk at the State Department
19 January 2021, Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies, Marcy Winograd, Salon

Last updated 6 July 2023