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The Virtue of Neutrality: Resist Pressure to Choose Sides in the Ukraine-Russia Crisis

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Blog03/14/2022

Although social media says otherwise, neutrality in the Ukraine-Russia conflict is a good thing.

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The Supreme Court Uses Twisted Logic to Protect US Agents Committing Torture

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Blog03/12/2022

By declaring information in the public domain to be a "state secret," the US Supreme Court has proven that logic is no object when one twists the law like a pretzel.

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America Has Long Been a Haven for Draft Dodgers from Foreign Lands

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Blog03/11/2022

From the Volga Germans to the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire to the Spaniards and the Mennonites, choosing emigration as a means of avoiding military conscription has a long history. 

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Yes, the US Has Its Own "Sphere of Influence." And It's Huge.

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Blog03/07/2022

Washington now claims to reject the idea of "spheres of influence" and pretends its own sphere of influence doesn't exist while demanding all nations fall within a US-dominated global order.

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What Caused the Post–Cold War Stalemate over NATO

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Blog03/03/2022

By 1996, it was agreed that “Washington refused to rule out any country,” for NATO membership. Except, of course, Russia. Moreover, a NATO that included Poland was unlikely to invite Russia.

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It All Comes Back to NATO

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Blog03/03/2022

When the Bush administration announced in 2008 that Ukraine and Georgia would be eligible for NATO membership, I knew it was a terrible idea. 

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Gazing into the Fog of War Surrounding Ukraine

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Blog03/02/2022

It's unlikely that Putin had no idea of the immense costs that he and Russia as a whole would incur in undertaking this war, so he likely believed the alternative would have been even more costly.

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Keep US Out of War

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A key problem with collective security is the fact that when gangs of states wade into a conflict, they inexorably widen it.

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Ukraine's Regime Is Now Kidnapping Fathers for Military "Service"

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Blog02/28/2022

The Ukrainian regime thinks it knows better than husbands and fathers when it comes to caring for their families. But no bureaucrat ought to be allowed to make such a decision. 

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Cold War Thinking Isn't Working

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Blog02/25/2022

Sticking to Cold War–era assumptions is a recipe for a suboptimal foreign policy, which could increase the probability of the US stumbling into a disastrous war of choice.

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