Putin Suggests Russia Is Entering A Period Of Indefinite Expansion
How much land does Putin need?
How The US Has Struggled To Stop The Growth Of A Shadowy Russian Private Army
Vladimir Putin has increasingly relied on the Wagner Group, a private and unaccountable army with a history of human rights violations, to pursue Russia’s foreign policy objectives across the globe.
The US is Making a Diplomatic Solution Difficult in Ukraine

Washington is abuzz over the question of who leaked the Supreme Court draft overturning Roe v. Wade. I am far more interested in who were the unnamed officials who boasted to The New York Times and Washington Post about the United States’ success in helping Ukraine kill Russian generals and sink that warship. These boasts are beyond impolitic.

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Five Points On Russia’s Threats To Expand Its War To Moldova
It's the next conflict that Vladimir Putin might "unfreeze."
The US Must Seek a Negotiated End to the War
UNITED STATES - APRIL 5: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin testifies during the House Armed Services Committee hearing titled “Fiscal Year 2023 Defense Budget Request,” in Rayburn Building on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also testified. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

In the wake of his visit to Kyiv, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III declared that America’s objective in arming Ukraine was to weaken Russia. “We want to see Russia weakened to the degree it cannot do the kind of things it has done in invading Ukraine,” he said. One can privately hope for such an outcome without declaring it publicly as America’s goal.

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My Visit To The Massive Steel Mill Where Mariupol Is Making Its Last Stand Prime Badge
A look at the Soviet-era behemoth where the last fighting in Mariupol is taking place.
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