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Charles Lipson

Charles Lipson is the Peter B. Ritzma professor of political science emeritus at the University of Chicago, where he founded the Program on International Politics, Economics and Security, and a Spectator contributing writer.

Russia

How long can Russia stay in this fight?

Its army is losing material and men and its economy can’t replace them

By Charles Lipson

Europe

Ukraine is going to win

America’s heavy weapons will make the difference against the Russians

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Can DeSantis get past the Donald?

After a good week, only one man stands between him and 2024

By Charles Lipson

Law

Durham springs the trap on Hillary Clinton’s lawyer

Michael Sussmann could unravel the whole skein of Russiagate lies

By Charles Lipson

Russia

The next phase of the Ukraine war

Putin cannot afford to end the conflict without securing major gains in the east

By Charles Lipson

Europe

No more dithering over Ukraine

Help Ukraine win while ensuring NATO forces do not fight the Russians

By Charles Lipson

Europe

How will the battlefield stalemate end in Ukraine?

The big fool here is Putin

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Hunter Biden and the media’s feedback loop

If you’re waiting for an apology from partisan journalists, you’ll wait in vain

By Charles Lipson

Russia

Fourteen lessons from Russia’s war on Ukraine

It is very difficult to see how this conflict ends well for Putin

By Charles Lipson

Russia

Putin ends the post-Cold War order

The question now is what comes next — and how much will it look like what came before

By Charles Lipson

Russia

Biden’s looming energy crunch

If Putin invades Ukraine, who will fill the supply gap caused by sanctions?

By Charles Lipson

Russia

What really happens if Russia invades Ukraine?

It’s a chilling prospect so here’s what Putin’s cost-benefit calculation looks like

By Charles Lipson

China

Nancy takes a knee for Beijing at the Winter Olympics

If politicians like Pelosi wish to add their two yuan, it would be nice if they did it on the side of freedom

By Charles Lipson

Politics

Does the Orange Man have the juice?

Donald Trump is not just a problem for Republicans. He’s a problem for the Republic

By Charles Lipson

Russia

Can Putin ever be stopped?

The Russian president will only halt his prospective move on Ukraine if he fears the costs and risks of invasion are too high

By Charles Lipson

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