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Leon Hadar

International

Did the realists underestimate Putin?

Russia’s Ukraine invasion is George W. Bush in Iraq all over again

By Leon Hadar

Policy

Noninterventionists never win arguments

How did we arrive to the same spot we were in on the eve of the Iraq War?

By Leon Hadar

Russia

America’s long history of sitting out Russian invasions

From Hungary in 1956 to Czechoslovakia in 1968, we’ve often chided but rarely intervened

By Leon Hadar

International

Biden’s confusion over sanctions

He’s cracking down on the autocratic Putin but easing up on autocratic Iran. Why?

By Leon Hadar

Russia

Joe Biden is no Jack Kennedy

JFK caused Russia to blink over Cuba, while Biden gave everything away from the start

By Leon Hadar

Europe

Time to retire the ‘Munich’ analogy?

Putin is a bad guy — but he’s playing realpolitik, while Hitler was a lunatic

By Leon Hadar

International

As with Iraq, so with Russia

The hawks and neocons have returned, demanding war and silencing dissent

By Leon Hadar

Middle East

Israel and America are drifting apart

Our interests have diverged as even the Israeli prime minister recently acknowledged

By Leon Hadar

International

America’s control over the international system is slipping

And that’s OK. It’s time to accept the next best thing to being number one

By Leon Hadar

Europe

Europeans are still free-riding off American security

They claimed during Trump’s presidency that they were going to take charge of their defense, but they haven’t

By Leon Hadar

Middle East

Biden chickens out of Iran negotiations

And naturally he’s blaming Israel too. Surprised?

By Leon Hadar

Middle East

Joe Biden, foreign policy realist

He should send a message to Iran about their nuclear ambitions

By Leon Hadar

Middle East

Was it inevitable that Iran would go nuclear?

The Biden administration has been projecting irresolution, appeasement and just plain incompetence

By Leon Hadar

Middle East

The fantasy of an Israeli-Palestinian ‘peace’

The best that can be hoped for is a ceasefire, forty years without war

By Leon Hadar

Europe

Ticking off the French was strategic genius

America used a submarine deal to send a message to the freeloading Europeans

By Leon Hadar

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