Contextualizing Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: How did we arrive at Putin’s “Russian World?”

By Thomas Barfield

President Vladimir Putin has justified his invasion of Ukraine by asserting…

21st Century Collision or Cooperation: China, U.S. and the European Union

By Neamat Nojumi

In response to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which was launched in 2013, the U.S. and European Union recently…

The European Union: A Not-so-Holy Roman Empire

By Thomas J. Barfield

Considering whether modern states are empires tells us almost nothing useful about either modern…

Lowering the American Flag in Disgrace Demands Honest Accountability

By Neamat Nojumi

While the flag over the U.S. Embassy in Kabul was brought down, Taliban flags were raised…