The Fateful Fist Bump

The Fateful Fist Bump

If you thought the polarization of politics in the United States was corrosive, brace yourself for the even more corrosive polarization of geopolitics.

The New, New Cold War

The New, New Cold War

The Cold War has been around, in various permutations, for a long time. It will take patience, organizing, compromises, and some luck to bury it once and for all.

Authoritarian Symps

Authoritarian Symps

In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of “Who’s your favorite dictator?”

Celebrating Destruction

Celebrating Destruction

Our wartime commemorations are the functional equivalent of mounting the heads of our victims on pikes. Are we surprised that others celebrate bloodshed when we do the same?

The Kremlin’s Kool-Aid

The Kremlin’s Kool-Aid

Washington is responsible for a plethora of global calamities. But Putin’s Russia isn’t offering an appealing alternative at all.