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Daniel DePetris

Daniel R. DePetris is a fellow at Defense Priorities and a foreign affairs columnist for Newsweek.

Middle East

‘America or chaos’ is a false choice

Foreign policy leadership does not mean getting involved in every conflict

By Daniel DePetris

Russia

Putin’s Victory Day speech shows he’s not backing down

Serious peace negotiations will have to wait

By Daniel DePetris

International

The Taliban’s Afghanistan quagmire

Overthrowing a corrupt government is a lot easier than governing

By Daniel DePetris

Europe

Is NATO about to get even bigger?

Sweden and Finland are ideal applicants, but expansion comes at a cost

By Daniel DePetris

Russia

Russia becomes a lost cause

As Putin turns to the Donbas, the West despairs of diplomacy. But what comes next?

By Daniel DePetris

Middle East

Washington’s dirtiest war at last goes silent

There’s been a ceasefire in Yemen, though you can forgive the Yemenis for having doubts

By Daniel DePetris

Europe

Don’t blame the West for its Ukraine hesitance

They’re trying to avoid a war, which is why they view a Ukrainian security guarantee skeptically

By Daniel DePetris

International

Biden’s ad-libs are making the world less safe

Presidents don’t always have to say what they’re thinking

By Daniel DePetris

Middle East

What’s the difference between Yemen and Ukraine?

We’ve been brutal towards Russia and tepid towards the Saudis. Why?

By Daniel DePetris

International

Is Putin nuts?

History shows that labeling foreign leaders as crazy sends us down a slippery slope

By Daniel DePetris

Russia

Putin the reckless gambler

The supposedly cautious Russian leader has dug his country into a hole

By Daniel DePetris

Europe

Putin is making the EU great again

Achieving the impossible: perhaps there’s a silver lining to this awful mess

By Daniel DePetris

Europe

The invasion the West had feared

Russia moves into Ukraine as missiles strike Kyiv, Odessa and Kharkiv simultaneously

By Daniel DePetris

Europe

Diplomacy is Ukraine’s last hope

Rumors of a Russian invasion are ominous but negotiations can still save the day

By Daniel DePetris

Europe

NATO won’t bleed for Ukraine

Acknowledging that is the single best way to stop a Russian invasion, yet policymakers refuse

By Daniel DePetris

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