US policy makes Ukraine fight by rules Russia doesn’t follow
The restraint Russia has shown toward NATO contrasts sharply with the apparent lack of limits on its bombardment of Ukrainian cities: Russia has struck residential neighborhoods, hospitals and schools, as well as legitimate military targets.
The US-China conflict to watch is the Chip War — which centers on Taiwan
The United States used to be the global leader in designing and building the fastest chips, but its edge is slipping.
Biden cut a costly deal for Brittney Griner
Given the intense public interest in Brittney Griner's case, President Joe Biden had considerable motivation to make a deal. Yet on balance the U.S. got the worst of it.
Here’s how to even out the ‘burden-sharing’ for Ukraine
The best way forward is a division of labor: The U.S. takes primary responsibility for military assistance to Ukraine; Europe and the U.K. do the same for economic aid.
A year in the war that’s killing Putin’s lies
It’s hard at this point to imagine an accounting exercise, even a fanciful, ideologically colored one, that would make the invasion of Ukraine look worthwhile.
Making the case for a stronger US commitment to human rights
The Biden administration aspires to be a champion of human rights and has the tools to follow through. The 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights next year is a good time to start delivering on that promise.
Putin will carpet-bomb Ukraine unless the West acts
As combatants on both sides of an increasingly static firing line prepare for winter war, there are effectively two separate conflicts emerging: one on the land, the other in the air.
Iran protests have shoved the nuclear issue off center stage; it will be back
The long-running dispute over nuclear weapons has been displaced by a more immediate drama — the rapidly spreading uprising against the Iranian regime. The U.S. confrontation with Iran has become broader and deeper — a conflict on more than one front.
Craft therapy can smooth the road back from a concussion
The recent injuries suffered by Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate have refocused our attention on concussions.
A jury delivers the truth: Jan. 6 was seditious conspiracy
The conviction of Oath Keepers leaders Stewart Rhodes and Kelly Meggs on charges of seditious conspiracy is a historic legal victory for the Department of Justice, but it is much more than that as well.
Recognize military service as a foundation for future entrepreneurial success
Our country was founded on an entrepreneurial spirit, and military service provides skills that lend themselves to entrepreneurial success in ways that no other career path can provide.
Can DeSantis ride the culture war to the White House?
DeSantis has several things going for him, including the adulation of Fox News, and he has used that exposure to build a national following. His unifying theme is opposition to what he sees as a liberal power elite: not only Democratic politicians but “globalist” big businesses, big tech and “leftist media.”
TSA faces ethical limits on AI, but advancement work must persist
The potential competitive advantage offered by AI is enormous. Yet transitions from the research lab to practice will remain choppy and uncertain, which will help ensure that progress is measured, methodical and slow.
Thanksgiving and Lincoln’s legacy
Abraham Lincoln used specific procedures for transcendent goals, employing astonishing political skill. He provides a worthwhile standard against which to evaluate political leaders. Give thanks.
The military must take responsibility for ‘forever chemicals’
Since the early 20th century, the U.S. military’s negligent use, storage and disposal of harmful chemical substances on its bases has exposed countless troops to severe health hazards.
Holiday shoppers, skip the store credit cards
Last-minute checkout deals are so tempting. But most retailers don’t offer charge cards worth having.
Yale starts an exodus from a rank tradition
More institutions should withdraw from the U.S. News & World Report rankings of law schools, which were a bad idea from the start.
A 21st century strategy to end the Russia-Ukraine War
What is needed today is a 21st century transformational solution to the war in Ukraine that transcends traditional bargaining leverage and instead leverages resources and relationships in creative ways that ends the war but also fundamentally changes the structure of nation-state relations.
How the Russia-Ukraine war can and cannot end
The White House went into damage-control mode after General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggested that there’s no military solution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and diplomacy is needed to end it.