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Ukraine War, November 26, 2022 (I): “Woke” trigger warnings, literature classics, and students’ responses to Russian military aggression and barbarism in Ukraine; Germany fails to ramp up war production, as have many NATO countries

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Ukraine War, October 26, 2022: The context for analysis of current developments; The “dirty bomb” as a Russian propaganda distraction from current war crimes




Ukraine War, July 5, 2022: The most important front in the Ukraine war is America, not the Donbas


Ukraine War, July 3, 2022: Speak to Putin in a language he understands: the language of force




Ukraine War, June 19, 2022: Biden is lost in a fog on Ukraine; Only strong fresh winds from younger leaders can clear the air


Ukraine War, June 5, 2022 (II): The Ukraine war recedes in our consciousness, but not in reality and its portents

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Ukraine War, May 27, 2022 (III): Americans and Russians who acquiesce in evil

The mass shooting of grade school students and teachers in Uvalde, Texas set me to thinking about the Russian officials and citizens who won’t stand…


Ukraine War, May 27, 2022 (I): Kissinger’s exhortation to remember Russia’s importance in Europe and to not get swept up “in the mood of the moment”; Talk of not humiliating Russia is nonsensical when Putin and Russia have humiliated themselves, through their actions, for centuries to come

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Ukraine War, May 11, 2022 (I): Spinning leaked revelations about intelligence sharing, U.S. officials evidence continued confusion about international law; Azovstal steelworks fighters plead for evacuation of wounded; France and Germany push back on American war aims; U.S. should limit war aims to requirements of U.N. Charter and international law

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Ukraine War, May 10, 2022 (II): The hard work ahead in the non-allied countries, to get them to joint the anti-Russian coalition

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Ukraine War, May 7, 2022 (III): Desperate plight of Ukrainian fighters in Azovstal steelwork; Urgent need for international action to avoid massacre

1) “Asowstal-Kämpfer senden Hilferuf; Wie in einer »höllischen Reality-Show« kommt er sich vor – und die Welt schaut zu. Das schreibt der Kommandeur der Truppen…


Ukraine War, May 3, 2022 (II): Pope Francis’ confused comments on Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Ukraine War, May 1, 2022: Conditions for negotiation and settlement; Russia running out of precision-guided weapons; Warning against war aim of humiliating Russia

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Ukraine War, April 26, 2022: Another day in the war; Lavrov makes new nuclear threats

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Ukraine War, April 25, 2022: Finland and Sweden agree to jointly request NATO membership; Trip by Blinken and Austin to Kviv reveals muddled thinking in Biden’s foreign policy team

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Ukraine War, April 21, 2022 (I): Biden cancels tactical nuclear weapons program; Yellen worries about impact on global economy of European energy embargo; Biden finally closes American ports to Russian shipping

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