James W. Carden is a contributing writer for foreign affairs at The Nation. He served as a policy adviser to the Special Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and the Office of Russia Affairs at the US State Department. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Quartz, The American Conservative, and The National Interest.
Jack Matlock makes the case for the United States reaching a practical compromise with Russia.
Just after jettisoning one Cold War relic, President Obama gave renewed credence to another.
Despite the pretentions of our governing and pundit classes, America has neither the right nor the resources to act as a kind of tutor to burgeoning democracies.
The bill reads like a wish list for NATO and Kiev.