Having been considered a darling of Washington, the small country in the Southern Caucasus once again finds itself between a rock and a hard place, writes Giorgi Lasha Kasradze.
SCOTT RITTER: Reimagining Arms Control After Ukraine
Having used arms control to gain unilateral advantage over Russia, the cost to the U.S. and NATO in getting Moscow back to the negotiating table will be high.
Ukraine: The Tunnel at the End of the Light
The U.S. abused its providential anointment as the exceptional nation, writes Robert Freeman. That abuse has been recognized, called out and is now being acted against by most of the other nations of the world.
Western Leaders Privately Say Ukraine Can’t Win the War
The German and French leaders have told Ukraine they must seek peace with Russia in exchange for a post-war defense pact, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
Patrick Lawrence: Russia’s New Reset with the West
Putin’s announcement of a suspension of the last extant U.S.-Russia arms-control pact this week was a carefully attenuated move. It was also a big deal, but not in the way Western officials encourage us to think it is.
SCOTT RITTER: Arms Control or Ukraine?
As Russia suspends New START, the sooner the Ukraine war ends, the sooner the U.S. and Russia can work to preserve arms control to avert the ultimate disaster.
McCarthyism, Polish Style
As Joe Biden visits Poland, Michal Krupa reports on the firing of a Polish academic for questioning the Polish government’s position on the war in Ukraine.
183 US Troops in Secret Locations Across Britain
The U.K. government is refusing to disclose where scores of U.S. military personnel are stationed, Matt Kennard reports.
Implications of US Destruction of Nordstream 2 Pipeline
With a new Great Wall between Russia and the West, Graham E. Fuller wonders what kind of role lies ahead for either the U.S. or Europe on the international scene.
Scott Ritter: The Best Speech I Never Gave
“I once was corrupted by the hatred that comes from fear generated by ignorance.” The author offers a text of a speech he wrote, but will not be giving at the Feb. 19 antiwar rally in Washington.