Hungary and Russia

The Russian government has informed Hungary that its diplomats entering Russia will have to pay a fee rather than pass into Russia without paying...

China and Russia

There has been a great deal of discussion about Chinese military aid to Russia. The United States warned Beijing against sending such aid, and...

Mysterious Balloons

The relationship between nations is always complex and sometimes difficult to understand. Sometimes it enters the realm of the bizarre. And then, at the...

Ukraine Heading to Another Showdown

I should say up front that I am not writing about Chinese balloons. Instead, I am writing about the situation in Ukraine, which is...

On the Leaks of a War With China

Over the past few days, two senior U.S. officials – Gen. Mike Minihan, the head of the U.S. Air Force Mobility Command, and Michael...

Tech and Geopolitical Cycles

There have been seemingly endless reports of massive layoffs in the tech industry. Partly they are due to economic circumstances, of course, but overlooked...

China and the Philippines

Last week, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. visited President Xi Jinping in China, where they agreed to cooperate in peace and security operations and...

The State of Play in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine seems permanent. Neither side appears capable of destroying the opposing force or articulating what it would take to reach a...

The Effectiveness of an Air War

The Russians have initiated a concentrated air attack on Ukraine focused on the use of drones. The target is civilian and industrial infrastructure, primarily...

Peace Accords

Russia has accepted Washington’s invitation to engage in peace talks over the war in Ukraine. Both, of course, have reservations. Russia’s is that it...

Eurasia in Crisis

Demonstrations against Beijing’s zero-COVID policy have surged in the past week, with people voicing their frustration at not only the lockdown measures but also...

In Poland, Peace May Be a Bridge Too Far

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to speak to some Poles. I won’t pretend that they speak for the entire country, but my impression...

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