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Will Russia Invade Ukraine?

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On December 5, 2021
Nobody knows. But Russia has been deploying troops around its border with Ukraine, particularly around the Donbas, the area where Russia has been carrying on a small war since late 2014. Earlier that year, Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula, part of Ukraine. The latest buildup, according to military experts, looks like it could be in […]

Boondoggle!

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On August 18, 2021

Vladimir Putin has proudly announced that Russia is developing superweapons that will get around the American missile defenses he sees as destabilizing the nuclear standoff. Poseidon, also known as Ka

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Last weekend, Dan Nexon published a piece I wrote at the Duck of Minerva. There’s an ongoing argument about NATO expansion after the fall of the Soviet Union, among scholars of the period and more casual commentators. There have been a number of sub-arguments, including whether Russia was promised that NATO would not expand. That […]
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Mikhail

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On October 4, 2007
Last night, Mikhail Gorbachev visited Louisville, and the bulk of the Patterson School braved deer filled roads to attend. I haven’t seen Gorbachev before, so I can’t say how much or whether last night’s talk varied from the speech that he normally gives, but I was a little bit surprised at the sharpness of his […]
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