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Foolish war

A blitzkrieg Russian invasion of Ukraine it was not. Marshall Zhukov, the Soviet Union’s famed tank general, must be rolling in his grave. Had Stalin still been in the Kremlin,…

Nuclear testing

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, we unbelievably find ourselves on the brink of a new Cold War, ironically as casualties of the last Cold War are running out…

Nuclear power

We must think holistically about what constitutes “clean energy” when we consider climate change investments and our energy future. President Biden’s recent announcement of his $6 billion effort to save…

Nuclear threats

Threatening to make attacks with nuclear weapons is known as ‘deterrence’ when the United States does it, but it’s called madness, blackmail, or ‘terrorism’if Russia, China, or North Korea does.…

Exceptionalist wars

RUSSIA’s invasion of Ukraine has unleashed a host of global anxieties. But it has also given rise to a growing cultural discomfort, felt strongest in many parts of the Global…

A new cold war

Political analysts and world watchers viewed the burgeoning rivalry between the US and China as the possible beginning of yet another cold war era. That process seems to have been…

Wasteful wars

In my lifetime of nearly 60 years, America has waged five major wars, winning one decisively, then throwing that victory away, while losing the other four disastrously. Vietnam, Afghanistan, and…