Domestic Discontent Spreading in Russia and Belarus

With Victor Yankovych’s takedown from power three years ago heavy on their minds, Presidents Lukashenka and Putin are facing growing and widespread domestic resistance.

America First is Dead

In striking Syria’s government base, President Trump buried his isolationist America First platform. Perhaps now he will learn the value of catering to the political center rather than the fringe.

US Dispatches Carrier Strike Group to Korean Peninsula

The line between deterrence and provocation is thin, so any US response to North Korean provocation could trigger conflict, but when American resolve yields to restraint, deterrence fails.

Universities Under Attack in Eastern Europe

In another example of democratic backsliding, governments in Russia and Hungary threaten to close two independent universities. Western leaders should stand up and speak out.