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September 16, 2022
The Russian Military’s Ineptitude Almost Rivals Our Own
Putin’s plunge into Ukraine confirms that he learned nothing from the folly of post-9/11 US military policy.
Andrew J. Bacevich
September 14, 2022
Haiti Is On Fire Again, and Again the US Does Nothing to Help
Untroubled by the ballot, hugely unpopular, useless, negligent, and ruling without anything that could qualify as a functioning legislature, the country’s de facto prime minister, Ariel Henry, clings to power with Washington’s staunch support.
September 14, 2022
King Charles III May Keep His Head—His Kingdom Is Another Story
The monarchy needs deaths and weddings for its cyclical renewal. But they called last orders on the United Kingdom some time ago.
September 12, 2022
God Save Us From the King
The British monarchy is nothing if not adaptable—but for how long?
September 8, 2022
The Far Right Has Already Had an Impact on Sweden’s Elections
With voting on September 11, the country’s center parties still have the power to freeze out the far-right Sweden Democrats. But will they use it?
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August 25, 2022
Golf’s Sportswashing of Saudi Arabia
Not since the 1936 Berlin Olympics was used to cosmeticize Nazi Germany’s atrocities have sports and an otherwise despised government collaborated so blatantly.
August 10, 2022
The OAS Admits Culpability in the Destruction of Haiti
The tragedy is that given the condition in which international rule has left the country, Haiti simply cannot solve its problems alone.
July 6, 2022
In Colombia and Chile, Latin America Is Returning to Democracy
But is the Biden administration listening?
June 27, 2022
China Will Decide the Fate of Ukraine
Only a decisive defeat of Putinism would offer the world some slight hope of restoring some measure of planetary balance.
June 22, 2022
A Peace Settlement in Ukraine
If the war is to ever end, it will have to do so through some form of pragmatic compromise.