use of force

Ukraine War, January 27, 2023: War in Ethiopia shows what’s at stake in Ukraine

Dispatches See, 1) José Naranjo (Dakar), “Etiopía, la guerra más mortal del siglo: 600.000 civiles muertos en dos años; Las estimaciones de las instituciones europeas…

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Ukraine War, January 12, 2023: Putin restores old guard to command over Ukraine war




Ukraine War, December 10, 2022: Boris Johnson urges transfer of advanced weapons, greater military aid to Ukraine; Biden signals NATO that U.S. policy respecting Putin’s “red line” regarding attacks on targets in Russia will not change


Ukraine War, December 7, 2022: Germany supports Ukrainian arracks on Russian territory


Ukraine War, December 5, 2022: The face of appeasement–U.S. modified HIMARS artillery launchers so they couldn’t hit targets in Russia; How dare they? Ukraine attacks targets in Russia


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


Ukraine War, November 15, 2022: Russian missiles hit Polish town; Putin tests NATO mutual defense obligation under Article 5 of NATO Treaty (Updated November 19, 2022)


Ukraine War, November 6, 2022 (II): International Law and the structural impediments to a ceasefire or peace settlement in Ukraine

Analysis Most commentators, politicians, and even policymakers who urge a negotiated ceasefire or peace settlement in Ukraine tend to assume that achieving such a goal…


Ukraine War, October 28, 2022: Biden needs to speak to Putin in language he understands; Biden makes sure Ukraine fights with one hand tied behind its back

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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

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Ukraine War, October 20, 2022: Nuclear confrontation–In response to Putin’s acts of escalation, Biden and NATO offer only words

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Ukraine War, October 12, 2022: Harebrained President Biden floats idea of meeting with Putin at G-20 in Indonesia

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Ukraine War, October 10, 2022: Decision time for Biden–respond to Russian escalation in a way that gets Putin’s attention, or cave in to his nuclear threats

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Ukraine War, September 29, 2022: Russia’s treaties with puppet authorities are void under international law, as is the “annexation”; Peggy Noonan on Putin’s nuclear threats

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Ukraine War, September 17, 2022: Biden remains fearful of Putin, maintaining restrictions on types of weapons and their use; Washington supplies weapons to keep Ukraine in the fight but not to win

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Ukraine War, August 31, 2022: Nuclear weapons, China, and winning the war in Ukraine

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Ukraine War, August 28, 2022: New Chinese white paper points to military conquest of Taiwan

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Ukraine War, August 24, 2024: Biden and the West are doing better in supporting Ukraine and opposing Russian aggression

The Biden administration and the West are doing a better job in supporting Ukraine and resisting Russian aggression. They deserve credit for overcoming some of…