Ukraine War, April 19, 2022: Planes and parts have been transferred to Ukraine; NATO on sidelines, as analysts express premature sense of victory; No viable strategy for ending war

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Ukraine War, April 17, 2022: Easter reflections

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Ukraine War, April 16, 2022: Military spectators: NATO fails to take the initiative in confronting Russia; The strategic balance must be restored

Commentary In wartime, no one wants to criticize the strategy of their own country. In democracies where there is real freedom of speech, that essential…


Ukraine War, April 15, 2022 (II): Let us not praise Ukrainians’ courage, at least not until we have looked within and found our own; Explaining to citizens what is at stake and why it is important

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Ukraine War, April 15, 2022 (I): Zelensky and CIA Director William Burns warn of potential Russian use of nuclear weapons; Russia sends diplomatic note warning West on supply of weapons; war is moving toward nuclear showdown

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Ukraine War, April 14, 2022 (II): REPRISE–Why Putin cannot win

REPRISE–Why Putin cannot win Originally published February 15, 2022 Why Putin Cannot Win We need to take a deep breath, step back, and ask ourselves,…


Ukraine War, April 14, 2022 (I): U.S. diplomacy fails to generate support in developing world to condemn and defeat Russia in Ukraine war

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Ukraine War, April 13, 2022 (I): U.S. still hung up on “offensive” v. “defensive” weapons distinction; U.S. won’t provide Ukraine with intelligence or weapons that would enable it to strike targets in Crimea or Russia, for fear of provoking Russia

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Ukraine War, April 12, 2022 (III): Russian General Alexandr Dvornikov, and “The Second Coming” by W.B. Yeats

Dispatches 1) Monika Bolliger, Francesco Collini und Fritz Schaap,,”Der General, der Putin die Wende bringen soll; Der russische General Alexander Dwornikow ist berüchtigt für seine…



Ukraine War, April 12, 2022 (I): The War’s decisive moment; more than 20,000 killed in Mariupol

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Ukraine War, April 11, 2022 (II): Retired generals on cable news programs should not share their expertise with Russia

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Ukraine War, April 11, 2022(I): Putin turns on security officials; Nehammer’s visit to Putin; Austria as “Russian aircraft carrier” in Europe; Marina Owsjannikowa explains why Russian polls are worthless

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Ukraine War, April 10, 2022 (II): In France, Macron wins with 27.60% of vote v. 23.41% for Marine Le Pen in first round presidential election (official results with 97% of vote counted); both head for second-round run-off on April 24

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