Lamentable though Putin’s aggression is, it doesn’t rise to the level of military response from the United States or its NATO allies any more than the 2008 invasion of Georgia, the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia, or the 1956 invasion of Hungary. It would be madness to risk a major power war over this crisis.
History teaches us all that transitions from authoritarian rule to democracy are a messy and imperfect process requiring patience and time.
The worst thing we can do is start another costly and unnecessary war.
As Georgia progresses towards a more cooperative relationship with its northerly neighbor, many in the U.S. foreign policy community have begun to questions the motives and efficacy of this shift.
On Crimea the Security Council is once again neutered by veto power, just as it was during the Cold War when Russia and the U.S. opposed each other on nearly every major geostrategic issue.
Obama's response to the crisis has been more disappointing than presidential.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and "fast track" trade authority are generating heated debate. TPP would expand on terms first established in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and extend them to additional countries. This...
Baruch Goldstein and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s killer, Yigal Amir, were both followers of the notorious Rabbi Meir Kahane.
There are viable military options for America to pursue that do not endanger American lives and ultimately protect Syrian lives.
A strong Iranian economy - once it has moderated its policies and compromised on the nuclear issue - can become the largest consumer of American goods and services in the Middle East.