Reflections on the former German Chancellor’s sense of her own record and responsibilities in dealing with Putin, Russia and Ukraine.
China’s Curious Choice to Stand with Russia
In contrast to Putin, President Xi at least seems focused on the long game for his country. But why is Xi then supporting Putin’s win-today, lose-thereafter venture?
The Legal Consequences of Russia’s War of Aggression
Recent history reveals the need for the adherence of all nations to a new international security framework.
Putin’s Perverted Genocidal “Logic”
The international community should pay much closer attention to the completely perverted reasoning behind Putin calling for a “de-Nazification” of Ukraine.
That Cold January 20, 2025
Living in a world where Xi and even Putin still stand tall and U.S. and European interests over how to deal with Russia and China differ significantly.
The New Cold War Era
How Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine are altering many previously long-held assumptions. Being criminal – and monstrous — is what Russia’s presumed “greatness” has been reduced to.
Putin and Mussolini: Brothers in Spirit
Reflections on the complicit role of the Russian Orthodox Church in Putin’s brutal rule in Russia itself — and beyond Russia’s borders.
Georgia (the Republic) on My Mind
We cannot just worry about the Baltic states, we should also consider Georgia. A very timely tribute to Tbilisi and God’s “heavenly feast”.
Erdogan’s Balancing Act Between Russia and Ukraine
Turkey’s strongman leader has expressed support for the besieged country. He has also joined Putin’s assault on the Western media.
What the Ukraine Invasion Means for the Middle East
Turkey, Israel and Syria have been playing a complex tightrope act balancing their international ties and commitments, while keeping a wary eye on Russia’s imperialistic designs.