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  • Is Global ‘Democracy’ America’s Mission?

    Is Global ‘Democracy’ America’s Mission?0

    “In the battle between democracy and autocracy, democracies are rising to the moment, and the world is clearly choosing the side of peace and security,” said President Joe Biden in his State of the Union address. “This is a real test. It’s going to take time.” Thus did Biden frame the struggle of our time

  • Asia’s Autocrats Are Calling, Mr. Biden

    Asia’s Autocrats Are Calling, Mr. Biden0

    While President Joe Biden was in Brussels and Warsaw showing U.S. solidarity with Ukraine, the 38-year-old autocrat who rules North Korea made a bold bid for the president’s attention. For the first time since 2017, Kim Jong Un test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-17, the largest road-mobile missile ever launched. While it flew 600

  • Is Victory for Ukraine Worth Risking Nuclear War?

    Is Victory for Ukraine Worth Risking Nuclear War?0

    During the 70 years that the Soviet Union existed, Ukraine was an integral part of the nation. Yet this geographic and political reality posed no threat to the United States. A Russia and a Ukraine, both inside the USSR, was an accepted reality that was seen as no threat for the seven decades that they

  • Is There a Peace Deal Putin and Zelensky Can Accept?

    Is There a Peace Deal Putin and Zelensky Can Accept?0

    In an interview with Reuters, Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman for decades, made a startling offer. Moscow could end the Ukraine war immediately, said Peskov, if four conditions were met. Ukraine should cease all military action, recognize Crimea as part of Russia, accept the independence of the Luhansk and Donetsk separatist enclaves, and enact