Judy Asks: Can Putin Be Stopped?

The decision to mobilize reservists and the ensuing domestic unrest points to Putin’s weakness. Western sanctions and military support for Ukraine are key to preventing a Russian victory.

  • More Storm Clouds Gather Over Armenia, Azerbaijan

    More Storm Clouds Gather Over Armenia, Azerbaijan

    Thomas de WaalThursday, September 22, 2022

      Azerbaijan’s military action in Armenia has gravely damaged chances of a settlement. EU-mediated negotiations, the only viable peace talks, need greater international support.

    • Why Ukraine Must Win

      Why Ukraine Must Win

      Judy DempseyTuesday, September 20, 2022

        A Russian victory against Ukraine would be devastating for Europe’s security and stability. European governments have no excuse for not realizing what is at stake.

      • Judy Asks: Is the EU Too Soft on Hungary?

        Judy Asks: Is the EU Too Soft on Hungary?

        Judy DempseyThursday, September 15, 2022

          For too long, the EU has neglected Viktor Orbán’s attack on its fundamental values. Brussels must use its financial leverage to halt Hungary’s democratic decline.

        • Russia’s War in Ukraine: A Turning Point?

          Russia’s War in Ukraine: A Turning Point?

          Gwendolyn SasseTuesday, September 13, 2022

            Ukraine’s recent gains highlight the unpredictability of Russia’s war. The main challenge for Western governments, NATO, and the EU is to act in unison while adjusting to the evolving military dynamics.

          • European Unity Can Endure the Winter of Discontent

            European Unity Can Endure the Winter of Discontent

            Rosa BalfourThursday, September 08, 2022

              The coming winter promises to be dark and difficult. But doomsters may be proven wrong in anticipating that the war effort in Ukraine’s support will divide the EU.

            • Gorbachev’s Legacies

              Gorbachev’s Legacies

              Judy DempseyTuesday, September 06, 2022

                Albeit unwittingly, the Soviet Union’s last president paved the way for complex democratic transformations across Eastern Europe. The values these countries fought for must now be protected within the EU itself.

              • Judy Asks: Is NATO Doing Anything for Ukraine?

                Judy Asks: Is NATO Doing Anything for Ukraine?

                Judy DempseyThursday, September 01, 2022

                  Most Western assistance to Ukraine, including weapons and training, has come from individual NATO member states. But without the alliance, this support would be less coordinated and not as substantial.

                • Understanding the Erdoğan-Putin Duet

                  Understanding the Erdoğan-Putin Duet

                  Marc PieriniTuesday, August 30, 2022

                    Both Moscow and Ankara are benefiting from Turkey’s mediating role since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Strategically, however, Putin has the upper hand.

                  • If Liz Truss Becomes Britain’s Prime Minister

                    If Liz Truss Becomes Britain’s Prime Minister

                    Peter KellnerThursday, August 25, 2022

                      Should she win the ongoing leadership race, Liz Truss will face a public divided over departing Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Honoring her predecessor may guarantee her the party’s support but will not help win back disillusioned voters.

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