The National Defense Authorization Act is expected to receive a full vote in July. It’s not too late for members of Congress to change course.
Neither the formerly non-aligned of Europe nor the currently non-aligned of the Global South are interested in furthering Vladimir Putin’s imperial ambitions.
U.S. and NATO militaries spent more than 17 times as much as Russia. Putin still waged war on Ukraine.
Rather than cheering for a potentially catastrophic escalation, there are other options for the United States to help the Ukrainian people.
No diplomatic solution is possible without serious pressure on Putin.
Increasing military aid in Ukraine could thwart peace talks between Russia and Ukraine — which appeared to be making progress in the past few days.
If Putinism is victorious in Ukraine, it will set a horrific precedent not only for other territorial grabs but also other attacks on democracy.
The idea that we have to either support military action and sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, or “do nothing,” is a false binary.
Every war eventually ends with diplomacy. The question is how long the killing goes on before the diplomats stop it.
There’s no “national interest” worth risking nuclear conflict. But urgent diplomacy and humanitarian aid — and Russia’s own antiwar movement — could stop the suffering.
U.S. actions are raising tensions with Russia rather than resolving them.
The European security order has broken down. The conflict around Ukraine is a symptom of this larger problem.
Here’s what Washington, Moscow, and Kyiv can do to avoid the next world war.
The anti-war movement rightfully focuses on the expansion of US military action around the world, but militarism also impacts poor and Black communities in the U.S. as well.
Netfa Freeman and Vanessa Beck discuss global militarism and what it means for black people domestically and abroad.