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Daniel R. DePetris is a fellow at Defense Priorities and a foreign affairs columnist for Newsweek.
Foreign policy leadership does not mean getting involved in every conflict
By Daniel DePetris
Serious peace negotiations will have to wait
Overthrowing a corrupt government is a lot easier than governing
Sweden and Finland are ideal applicants, but expansion comes at a cost
As Putin turns to the Donbas, the West despairs of diplomacy. But what comes next?
There’s been a ceasefire in Yemen, though you can forgive the Yemenis for having doubts
They’re trying to avoid a war, which is why they view a Ukrainian security guarantee skeptically
Presidents don’t always have to say what they’re thinking
We’ve been brutal towards Russia and tepid towards the Saudis. Why?
History shows that labeling foreign leaders as crazy sends us down a slippery slope
The supposedly cautious Russian leader has dug his country into a hole
Achieving the impossible: perhaps there’s a silver lining to this awful mess
Russia moves into Ukraine as missiles strike Kyiv, Odessa and Kharkiv simultaneously
Rumors of a Russian invasion are ominous but negotiations can still save the day
Acknowledging that is the single best way to stop a Russian invasion, yet policymakers refuse
Why is the US still in Syria?
Can America avoid the next crisis in Iran?
The Taliban learn just how hard governing Afghanistan is
Biden stole Trump’s foreign policy
Biden’s big UN whopper
America has few good options in Haiti
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