The War in Ukraine and the Western Balkans

Ivana StradnerSource linkRussian President Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine is merely a continuation of the war it began 2014. A...

Western Support for Ukraine Has Peaked

Andrew ExumSource LinkWe’ve likely reached the high-water mark of the grand alliance to defeat Russia in Ukraine. In the coming months, rela...

Pakistan Sends Team to Kabul to Discuss Ceasefire With Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan

Munir AhmedSource LinkPakistan’s government on Wednesday sent a 50-member delegation of tribal elders to Kabul to negotiate an extension of ...

Afghan Taliban Launch Campaign to Eradicate Poppy Crop

Abdul KhaliqSource LinkAfghanistan’s Taliban rulers have begun a campaign to eradicate poppy cultivation, aiming to wipe out the country’s m...

Japan’s Tangled Territorial Dispute With Russia

Cristian Martini GrimaldiSource LinkThe war in Ukraine, 8,000 kilometers away, may seem distant to most inhabitants of the Japanese archipel...

Inter-Ethnic Animosity Saps Effectiveness of Russia’s Army in Ukraine

Aslan DoukaevSource LinkRussia’s 2022 re-invasion of Ukraine has damaged not only bilateral relations between the two majority–Eastern Slavi...

Ukraine’s Best Chance for Peace

Samuel CharapSource LinkAt this stage of the war in Ukraine, as Russia steps up its offensive in the Donbas and more revelations of the atro...

Will Teaching Aggressors a Lesson Deter Future Wars?

Stephen M. WaltSource LinkWesterners—such as NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg—who favor ever-greater levels of support for Ukraine so...