The Ukrainian Debacle

By Michael Haltzel Wednesday, 27 November 2013 THE HUFFINGTON POST Ukraine’s┬ádecision to freeze its signing of a trade and cooperation agreement with the European Union in favor of a closer relationship with Russia constitutes a stunning triumph for Russian President Vladimir Putin, a major geopolitical defeat for the West, a stinging rebuke to the EU, […]

Read More...

Preparing for a Less Stable Russia

By William Courtney and Michael Haltzel Tuesday, 6 August 2013 THE HUFFINGTON POST The Snowden affair has thrown Russia into the limelight, but longer-term issues deserve more attention — the country’s swerve toward authoritarian rule and diminishing political stability. The West should distance itself from President Vladimir Putin, support democrats, and prepare for a more […]

Read More...

The Pacific President

By Freddy Gray Saturday, 19 January 2013 THE SPECTATOR LONDON – On Monday, as Barack Obama is sworn in again as President, his allies in the West will ask themselves the same nervous question they posed four years ago: how much does he care about us? The British, in particular, are worried. War looms in […]

Read More...