Vladimir Putin’s address at the Valdai Club last week, coming on the heels of the Biden administration’s release of its National Security Strategy, shows how the battle lines have been drawn.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Lebanon & the Deal with Israel on the Maritime Border
The agreement is not a step toward normalization, says As`ad AbuKhalil. Lebanon is split.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: War as Presentation
As the U.S. midterm elections approach, the gap between Western media’s depiction of the war in Ukraine and the actual war waged on the ground appears to be widening more dramatically.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: American Gulag
Western journalists are providing breathless depictions of the harsh conditions facing U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner in Russia. Have none of them been inside a U.S. prison?
JOHN KIRIAKOU: The Arms-Swapper
Antony Blinken has been foraging around for Russian weapons for Ukraine. He even asked Cyprus.
SCOTT RITTER: Nuclear High Noon in Europe
Now is the time for Biden to clarify U.S. nuclear doctrine. But he remains silent.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Grave New World
Biden’s long-delayed National Security Strategy is the kind of pablum that disguises danger and comes with a price.
SCOTT RITTER: Pipelines v. USA
Intent, motive and means: People serving life sentences in U.S. prisons have been convicted on weaker grounds than the circumstantial evidence against Washington for the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Putin & the Arabs
The Arab public’s antipathy toward the U.S. determines their stance toward the Russian-Ukrainian war, writes As`ad AbuKhalil.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Strong, and the Merely Powerful
In the world order now emerging, it is genuinely strong nations that will prevail over those reliant on power alone, and force will have little to do with it.