Vladimir Putin

Michael Barone

Opinion: It’s a Hinge Year in History — for Russia and China – Michael Barone

Will 2022 turn out be a hinge year, as a moment when long-standing trends in geopolitics suddenly shifted in a different direction? This week, two important writers, one a long-established and prolific historian, the other a provocative presence on the internet, have argued persuasively that the answer is yes. But there’s one other interesting point

Ben Shapiro

Opinion: Should the West Seek an Off-Ramp in Ukraine? – Ben Shapiro

How does the war in Ukraine end? This is precisely the question no one is supposed to ask these days. The supposition by our thought leaders seems to be that if we keep up the pressure on Vladimir Putin in Ukraine, he’ll fold and go home; his threats to use tactical nuclear weapons on the

Nuclear threats

Biden: Nuclear ‘Armageddon’ risk highest since ’62 crisis – Associated Press

Photo: President Joe Biden aboard Marine One arrives at the Wall Street Landing Zone in New York President Joe Biden said Thursday that the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is at the highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, as Russian officials speak of the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons after suffering massive setbacks

Patrick J. Buchanan

Opinion: Putin, Holding a Weak Hand, Raises the Stakes – Patrick Buchanan

In a Kremlin speech last week, President Vladimir Putin identified Russia’s real “enemy” in Ukraine as “the ruling circles of the so-called West” whose “hegemony has a pronounced character of totalitarianism, despotism and apartheid.” In the West, Putin declaimed, “The repression of freedom is taking on the outlines of a reverse religion, of real Satanism,”

Ukraine Invasion

Putin orders partial military call-up, sparking protests – Associated Press

Photo: Police detain demonstrators during a protest against mobilization in Yekaterinburg, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of reservists Wednesday to bolster his forces in Ukraine, a deeply unpopular move that sparked rare protests across the country and led to almost 1,200 arrests. The risky order follows humiliating setbacks for Putin’s troops

Ukraine Invasion

For Russia’s Putin, military and diplomatic pressures mount – Associated Press

Photo: Mass gravesite outside of Izium Pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on the battlefield and in the halls of global power as Ukrainian troops pushed their counteroffensive Saturday to advance farther into Ukraine’s partly recaptured northeast. Western officials and analysts said Russian forces were apparently setting up a new defensive line in Ukraine’s

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